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UNDP’s environment portfolio in Timor-Leste recognizes the synergy between poverty reduction and environmental stewardship. 

The current UNDP-supported Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Support Programme focuses on the first two outcomes of the GCF, these being establishing and strengthening National Designated Authorities (NDAs) or Focal Points and strategic frameworks for engagement with the Fund, including the preparation of country programmes. The objective of this project is to strengthen the NDAs’ capacity to engage with GCF and effectively facilitate the process of accessing finance from GCF to respond to national climate change and development priorities, in a strategic, coordinated, and participatory manner.

The Second National Communication (SNC) to the UNFCCC project is supporting Timor-Leste to develop its Second National Communication to the Conference of the Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Efforts focus on improving public access to climate change information by developing the institutional capacity of the climate change centre for Timor-Leste, with a special focus on gender and rural areas of the country. By the end of the project, the capacity to implement the Convention will be gained at the systemic, institutional, and individual levels.

The Government of Timor-Leste has put renewable energy as one of its national priorities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as stated in the Sustainable Development Plan 2011-2030 and National Environmental Policy. In alignment with this and the national program of the 5th Constitutional government, 2012-2017, the UNDP-supported Promoting Sustainable Bio-energy Production from Biomass project aims to increase investments in bio-energy, development of a local supply chain and market for bio-energy, greenhouse gas emissions savings from technology applications and investments such as scaling up of improved cookstove for the phasing out of traditional cookstove, demonstration of biogas and briquette as alternative to non-renewable firewood. 

The Small Grants Programme provides financial and managerial support to local NGOs and community-based organisations which address global environmental concerns through small-scale activities at the local level. The Global Environment Facility (GEF) funds SGP support to grassroots initiatives working in biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation, protection of international waters, prevention of land degradation and phasing out of chemicals/persistent organic pollutants. When tackling these issues, SGP also focuses on poverty reduction and local empowerment. The GEF SGP is based on the understanding that global and regional environmental problems can best be addressed if local people are involved and direct community benefits and ownership are generated.

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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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