Rising consumption fuelled by a growing middle class has seen the amount of primary materials extracted from the Earth triple in the last four decades, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme-hosted International Resource Panel (IRP).
Ahead of the UN’s High-level Political Forum in New York (11-20 July), a new report by the Poverty Environment Partnership (PEP), demands structural reform to end extreme poverty, climate change and loss of environmental assets in the next 15 years.
Award-winning global movie star and Nepal earthquake survivor Michelle Yeoh travelled back to Kathmandu last week as a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $150 million dollar loan for a comprehensive project to restore degraded ecosystems and improve water resource management in the flood-prone and polluted Qihe River Basin, which includes Hebi City.
Studies & Presentations
Amazonia is the most biodiverse rainforest on Earth, and the debate over how many tree species grow there remains contentious. Here we provide a checklist of all tree species collected to date, and describe spatial and temporal trends in data accumulation.
This report presents a detailed methodological framework that can be used for the feasibility assessment of Resource Recovery and Reuse (RRR) business models in the context of developing countries.
Poverty Environment Partnership
The Poverty Environment Partnership is an informal network of development agencies, which seeks to improve the coordination of work on poverty reduction and the environment.
The Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) of the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Environment Programme supports country-led efforts to address poverty-environment linkages on a global scale.
Poverty and Environment Program
The Poverty and Environment Program (PEP) of the Asian Development Bank promotes the mainstreaming of environment objectives in its poverty reduction strategies, programs, and projects.
The world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050. Agriculture has a key role to play in feeding this population. However, agriculture must adapt to climate change and help mitigate climate impacts.
- Linking Natural Resource Management and Poverty Reduction
- When ending poverty outweighs sustaining environment
- Regional Workshop on Rural Poverty Alleviation and Rural Growth in Eastern and Southern Africa - Dar es Salaam, United Republic
- Environmental Degradation, Rising Poverty and Conflict: Towards an Explanation of the Niger-Delta Crisis
- 14th PEP Meeting - Geneva, Switzerland