Environment and Energy
Armenia is a landlocked and mountainous country, where forests compose 11.2 percent of the territory, while specially protected areas – 13 percent. Armenia’s major risks of natural disasters are: earthquakes (the whole country is prone to earthquakes); drought (98 percent of the country is at risk) and flooding (31 percent). Landslides and mudflows are also among the most devastating natural disasters and their cost to the society and the economy is very high.
What we do
UNDP is almost twenty years on the ground and we assist Armenia in: promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in household and public sector; reducing the impact of climate change, as well supporting the country’s participation in international cooperation mechanisms; promoting green urban development; creating an effective system of disaster risk reduction; and strengthening biodiversity protection. more
Projects and Initiatives
Lessons from a devastating earthquake in 1988 forced national authorities to reconsider its response to natural disasters in order to reduce related risks for people in Armenia. One of the 60 most disaster-prone countries in the world, Armenia faces a heightened risk of catastrophes including earthquakes, drought and flooding.more
Armenia’s forest ecosystems have been identified as a global conservation priority. It has been listed by WWF as a Global 200 Ecoregion, and by Conservation International as a biodiversity hotspot.more