Environment and Energy

In Belize, we focus on the area of the Environment and Sustainable Development in country programming processes and through various projects. Recent projects have contributed to sustainable land management, research on the Golden Stream Watershed, the mainstreaming into development plans of sound management of chemical (SMC) priorities, and development of various policy documents, including on protected areas. Current environment projects with a climate change and therefore a Crisis Prevention focus are: "Enhancing Belize’s Resilience to Adapt to the Effects of Climate Change"; "Strengthening of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Capacity in Belize"; and "Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Belize’s Third National Communication to the UNFCCC".MORE on Crisis Prevention and Recovery

Our Goals

By 2011, national frameworks and capacities in place enhancing the ability to adequately address adaptation to, and mitigation of, the impact of disasters, as well as the comprehensive, equitable, sustainable and effective management of the nation’s natural resourcesmore

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Development and the Environment, 2011

UNDP projects contribute to achieving sustainable land management through the strengthening of national capacities for the sustainable management of land resources as well as mainstreaming of land use planning and sustainable land management into relevant national legislative and institutional frameworks.

Our Stories

Projects and Initiatives

Sustainable Land Management, an Environmental Issue, UNDP Belize, 2012

Mainstreaming and Capacity Building for Sustainable Land Management in Belize

Through implementation of small pilot initiatives in the areas of agriculture, land mining and integrated landscape management, best practices for reduction of land degradation and the rehabilitation of degraded lands are being sought. more

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National Protected Areas Secretariat Inauguration, Government of Belize, 2011.

Research and Publications
Case Study: SGP GEF Country Programme, 2007

This assessment is part of an independent evaluation of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP). It assesses the relevance, efficiency, and effectiveness of SGP concepts and processes.

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