PEP 22

Investing in Natural Capital for an Inclusive Green and Blue Economy to implement the SDGs and Paris Climate Agreement

New York, Tarrytown Estate, 19-22nd June 2017 

Context: The Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement have brought considerable focus on poverty reduction and climate change. Central to both poverty and climate, yet receiving much less attention is natural capital: life on land (SDG 15) and life in the water (SDG 14). Investing in sustainable management and conservation of terrestrial and marine ecosystems is key to the transition to an inclusive green and blue economy.

The Poverty Environment Partnership (PEP)   – a global network working towards climate-resilient poverty reduction and inclusive green and blue economies – will host its 22nd meeting in New York in June 2017. This builds on PEP’s “Getting to Zero” (GtoZ) paper  and 2016-18 PEP Strategy.