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