Environment and Energy

Though our four island countries are just dots in the vast Pacific Ocean, energy and UNDP-GEF funded projects implemented by the Environment and Energy Unit at the UNDP Samoa MCO has and willl help sustain livelihoods as impacts of Climate Change are evident. The Environment and Energy Unit of UNDP Samoa is based in Apia and is responsible for all energy, environment and UNDP-GEF funded programmes in Samoa, Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau. In addition, the Environment and Energy Section is also responsible for a number of Pacific regional environment and sustainable energy programmes in partnership with the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), and the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA).

Our goals are to ensure that our four island countries have sound environmental management and access to energy as essential components in any sustainable development strategy.more

Renewable Energy

Installation of solar panels on the island of Apolima, Samoa. Photo Credit: UNDP Samoa MCO.

Our Stories

  • PACC+ has provided Tokelaueans with new gutter/plastic water tanks (water catchment), first flush diverters and plastering concrete water tanks built under many houses. Photo credit: Sara Ferrandi.

    PACC+ improves water quality in Tokelau

    The project has helped improve quality and quantity of water for thousands of Tokelaueans.more

Projects and Initiatives

Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC)

The PACC Project aims to significantly improve the effectiveness of the response to climate change in the Pacific. more

Pacific Islands Greenhouse Gas Abatement through Renewable Energy Project (PIGGAREP)

The global environment and development goal of PIGGAREP is the reduction of the growth rate of GHG emissions from fossil fuel use in the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) through the removal of the barriers to the widespread and cost effective use of feasible renewable energy (RE) technologies. more

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