Poverty Environment Partnership

PEP Meetings

13 Feb 2019

Investment and Finance Impacting Ecosystems: Links to Poverty, Gender, Climate and Sustainability
23rd Meeting of the Poverty Environment Partnership
Hosted by UN Environment and United Nations Development Programme at United Nations Office in Nairobi, 25–27 June 2018

The 23rd meeting of the Poverty Environment Partnership (PEP23), a network of organisations working on development and environment for the SDGs met in Nairobi to discuss investment and finance impacting ecosystems with 45 participants from six governments from Africa (Kenya, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania) and three governments in Asia (Indonesia, Nepal and Philippines), development agencies and  civil society including the private sector. The meeting concluded that investment and finance flows impact ecosystems and poverty reduction through major schemes such as the Belt and Road Initiative, private insurance markets and public investments from budgets and international donors. Environment and climate for poor people needs to be addressed in these private and public finance flows by effective analytical work, budget tracking, safeguards for large scale investments, more finance reaching local communities, capacity building of local communities, alignment of public and private investment and actors, pro-poor insurance markets that reach poor farmers and support for small and medium scale enterprises.  

Reports and Articles

04 Nov 2008

Honduras produced its Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) in 2001. The research presented here forms part of a four country study aimed at reviewing the drafting and implementing process of the Poverty Reduction Strategies in each country to analyse if, why and how pro-poor environmental policies, activities and outcomes are being integrated. "

04 Nov 2008

This report examines the processes associated with the incorporation of environmental issues into Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) in Ghana, Honduras, Uganda, and Vietnam. The report aims to contribute to the debate on pro-poor development and environmental issues in order to improve poor peopleメs livelihoods and toward the sustainable use of natural resources.

04 Nov 2008

Prepared as a contribution to the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development, the document focuses on ways to reduce poverty, and sustain growth. It defines the links between poverty, and the environment, and, demonstrates that sound, and equitable management of the environment is integral to achieving the Millennium Development Goals, in particular to eradicating extreme poverty, and hunger, reducing child mortality, combating major diseases, and ensuring environmental sustainability.

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The Workshop on Strengthening the Environment Dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific helps policy makers integrate SDGs 12, 14, and 15 into development plans, policies, and programs. Read more.

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