Environment & Energy

  • Low Emission Capacity Building ProjectThe aims of the Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Project are to develop the capacities (institutional, financial, human, research) required for articulation of a low carbon, climate resilient development pathway.

  • UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries.UN-REDD Programme – Zambia Quick Start Initiative aims to prepare Zambian institutions and stakeholders for effective nationwide implementation of the REDD+ mechanism. The NJP is facilitated by the Forestry Department within the Ministry of Mines and Natural Resources.

  • Adaptation to the effects of climate change and variability in agro-ecological regions I and II.The project emanates from the National Adaptation Plan of Action which highlights the vulnerability of Zambian farmers to the effects of climate hazards, such as, drought, flooding, extreme temperatures and prolonged dry spells. The project aims to mainstream adaptation measures into planning at all levels and test adaptation interventions, such as, water management (water harvesting) to protect and improve agricultural incomes from the effects of climate change.

  • Lake Tanganyika Integrated Management Programme – Zambia Component (Catchment management through sedimentation control)The project strengthens the enabling frameworks and capacities for managing the National Protected Areas system in Zambia and recommends appropriate policy, regulatory and governance frameworks in order to provide new tools for public-private-community-civil society management partnerships.

  • United Nations Joint Programme on Climate Change and Disaster Risk ReductionAs part of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), and within the context of delivering as “One UN”, the United Nations in Zambia developed the Joint Programme on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction (CCDRR), whose objective is to improve institutional and individual capacities at national and local levels for an effective multi-sectoral and multi-level response to climate change.


Fostering sustainable development and reducing people’s vulnerability from the risk of climate change, natural and man-made disasters and environmental degradation are key pillars under the framework of UNDP Zambia’s Country Programme Action Plan 2011 – 2015 and the Sixth National Development Plan Vision for the Natural Resources Sector.

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Resident Coordinator Annual Report
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UNDP Zambia Resident Coordinator Annual Report 2011.

The Zambia Country Office is headed by Ms. Kanni Wignaraja.