Environment & Energy

  • National Adaptation Program of Action (NAPA) on Climate Change  National Adaptation Program of Action (NAPA) on Climate ChangeThe National Adaption Program of Action (NAPA) on Climate Change seeks to build community awareness, increase monitoring and risk forecasting and support the adaption of government policies and strategies to improve climate change resilience among vulnerable groups.

  • The National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan of Timor-Leste (2011-2020)The National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan of Timor-Leste (2011-2020)The National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) is Timor-Leste’s framework to conserve its biodiversity.

  • Timor-Leste’s Fourth National Report to the UN Convention on Biological DiversityTimor-Leste’s Fourth National Report to the UN Convention on Biological DiversityThe Fourth National Report (4NR) of Timor-Leste to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was prepared in parallel with the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP). As a new party to the CBD, Timor-Leste’s report is a first assessment of its progress towards achieving the 2010 Biodiversity Target, and considers the newly set global targets under the CBD Strategic Plan and the Aichi Targets 2011-2020.

  • 2015 Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (CVCA) : A Baseline Report2015 Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (CVCA) : A Baseline ReportThis study has produced a collection of maps, geographically referenced data and statistics, community perceptions and qualitative data and analysis of community vulnerabilities and capcity that together comprise a very valuable information resource.

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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. 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.

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