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.
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.