6 Ensure environmental sustainability

Where we are?

The environmental situation in Libya is very challenging, given its vast and varied geographical regional and problems of water scarcity. In the absence of targeted environmental interventions in Libya, the country is at risk of drought, desertification and a depletion of natural resources. Therefore it is important to establish sound environmental management systems, which can strengthen environmental efforts through new legislation, policy implementation and evaluation.

Libya gained significant water management experiences through the establishment of the Great Man Made River. Nevertheless, formal rules must be established for water utilization and legislation must be introduced to combat unsafe water practices, as a means of mitigating future scarcity.

MDG Programming

In light of the most-recent political change in Libya and the subsequent national (re)prioritizing by the newly elected Government of Libya, as well as the mentioned validity concerns of previous MDG data and indicators, UNDP is reviewing and re-aligning its MDG-related programming. As a result, revised targets will be published in this section of the website.

UNDP´s work in Libya

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Enhancing the capabilities of the National Meteorology Center

The National Meteorology Centre (NMC) is quite aware of the vital role of technology in advancing meteorological science, which will enable it to address climate change that threatens human life and his activities, and will assist it in protecting climate and biological diversity for the wellbeing of present and future generations. more

Targets for MDG7
  1. Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes and reverse the loss of environmental resources
    • (indicators under revision)
  2. Empower those without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation to attain this by 2015
    • (indicators under revision)