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Extreme climate

Timor-Leste is a small island with a fragile natural resource base. Rising sea levels, high climatic variability as well as the predicted increasing intensity of extreme weather has the potential to threaten both growth and development throughout the country. The related and increasing risks of drought, flooding, erosion and landslides further threaten vulnerable rural populations where the livelihoods of a majority of the population depend on subsistence agriculture and fishing. These extreme weather events can also destroy vital local infrastructure, further impacting on the lives of vulnerable populations.

Integration of environmental issues

UNDP’s environment programme supports the Government’s response to its multilateral environment agreements, ensures environmental issues are integrated into policy development and national planning, and provides access to sustainable energy in vulnerable communities.

4,000 households

have accessed improved cookstoves produced with undp's support

The Sustainable Bioenergy Production from Biomass (SBEPB) Project focuses on the promotion and use of biomass energy resources for the provision of energy access and services in rural areas.

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Two Timor-Leste Government officials participated in a training focusing on sustainable ecotourism…

The third project board meeting of Timor-Leste’s Second National Communication to the United Nations…

On 07 March 2018 a UNDP-Global Environment Facility (GEF) board meeting was held in Dili to review…

On 15 December 2017, UNDP Timor-Leste, Jeju Province of Korea and the Directorate of Forestry,…

At a workshop held on 22 June 2017, seven local NGOs presented their progress on watershed…

A delegation comprised of representatives from the Government of Timor-Leste and UNDP visited Lao…

Baucau, May 12, 2017 - The road rehabilitation project at Buruma village was officially commissioned…

Bobonaro, 26 October 2016, the United National Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the…

Energy efficient and environment friendly cookstoves for school feeding program were distributed at…

“In 2008, there was flooding. It washed away our stuff such as corn, cassava including our pets. Our…

Timor-Leste is a tiny country with a huge trash problem. Water is not potable -- as a result,…

Climate change poses a severe threat to future growth and development in Timor-Leste and will…

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