Environment and Energy
In the Environment sector, UNDP/PAPP works with the Palestinian government to protect the environment and to sustainably manage natural resources. UNDP also mainstreams and promotes climate change adaptation and mitigation to respond to the potentially increasing scarcity of natural resources and manage climate change associated risks.
The Palestinian people experience a continuous depletion of natural resources as a result of the occupation. Water supply and sanitation services in the oPt are characterized by severe shortage. Furthermore, solid waste is mismanaged, all while wastewater is insufficiently and inadequately collected, treated and discharged. The lack of control by Palestinian government over most of its natural resources, including water, land (Area C) and mineral resources considerably restrain the ability of the government to design and plan for sound responses to environmental challenges. Thus, the water sector is one of the highest priority areas listed in Palestinian national plans.more
Access to safe water
UNDP is connecting communities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip to water networksmore
Projects and Initiatives
The Emergency Water Supply and Rehabilitation programme aims to improve the quality of life and health conditions through developing and improving water supply services and facilities in both Rafah and Northern Governorates in the Gaza Strip. The project will also serve residents of the poor camps, suburbs and rural areas surrounding the City of Rafah.more
The project aims at reducing threats to public health through clearance and safe disposal of UXOs, and management of municipal solid waste including construction debris in environmentally sound manner.more