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.more

Our Stories

Ailuk Atoll in the Marshall Islands during the 2013 drought. Photo Credit: UNDP

Marshall Islands: Protecting drinking water from drought and sea level rise

Marshall Islands: Protecting drinking water from drought and sea level risemore 

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

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