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

12 Jan 2009

This draft document demonstrates how effective policies and investments for natural resources can sustain pro-poor growth and support the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. It examines in detail six natural resources which have a critical role to play in sustaining pro-poor growth: fisheries, forests, nature based tourism, agriculture and soils, water and mineral resources and oil.

11 Nov 2008

Deforestation and degradation account for around 20% of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, widely believed to drive climate change. Growing concerns about the impacts of climate change have fuelled international interest in developing mechanisms to slow deforestation and degradation rates.

11 Nov 2008

In the prospect of using REDD as a means of generating greater economic incentives for forest protection, weak governance and poor institutional capacity could compromise the delivery of these benefits at the local level. Consequently, if REDD is to effectively influence land use decisions made by forest-dwelling communities, equitable participation in the scheme stands out as an essential condition for success.

This document is background reading material for the 12th PEP meeting, to be held in Washington DC on 19 to 21 November 2007.

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