UNDP PROGRAMME IN RUSSIA.
United Nations Development Programme in the Russian Federation
"Since the UNDP Country Office in the Russian Federation was established in 1007, a regional approach to the environmental programme has been developed for the priority areas identified in the CCF: environmental management, biodiversity conservation, and climate change issues. Many of the issues the Government has asked UNDP to assist with are located in the remote and least developed regions of Russia. The CO is using environment projects as an entry point to initiative balanced, socio-economic interventions in regions where the difficulties of the transition process are the greatest. The CO's environment programme has been established using UNDP's relationships and partnerships with the GEF, Capacity 21, bilateral and multilateral donors (CIDA, Norway, etc.) and the Government. The projects encourage regions to strike a sustainable balance between resource exploitation, and sustainable development and environmental conservation." /.../