The Republic of the Sudan's diverse natural resources can help support economic growth and development and can also be valuable assets in helping to rebuild the Darfur region and other parts of the country that have suffered years of conflict.
Since completing a major environmental assessment of Sudan in 2007, UNEP has established an active country presence and developed a Sudan Integrated Environment Programme.
UNEP is working with Sudanese national, state and local leaders, civil society and the international community to encourage the sustainable development of the country’s natural resources – with the ultimate aim of assisting the people of Sudan to achieve peace, recovery and development on an environmentally sustainable basis.
Sudan’s Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Physical Development is UNEP’s government counterpart. The principal UNEP Sudan donor is UKaid from the Department for International Development.
UNEP Environmental Assessment 2007
The Sudan Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment report includes chapters on water, agriculture, forests, desertification, wildlife, marine areas, industrial pollution, the urban environment, environmental governance and the role of environmental pressures in previous conflicts. The assessment and its 85 recommendations form the basis of UNEP’s continuing engagement in Sudan