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

06 Nov 2008

Implementing fishery fiscal reform may be a difficult exercise. One of the reasons why economists have often rejected tax-based approaches to fisheries management is because of the apparent political difficulties that they would entail despite their undoubted attraction from a purely economic viewpoint (Munro, 1993). There are increasing signs however that countries, particularly developing ones, are managing to overcome these difficulties (e.g. Vetemaa et al, 2002). This paper considers some of the political economy aspects to fiscal reform in fisheries.

06 Nov 2008

Assuming that fisheries can be managed in such a way as to generate their implicit wealth (resource rents), this paper discusses what might be done with such rents. Decisions on such usage must in practice emerge from the political process. It is not the intention of this paper to suggest that there is a right set of decisions that must be made, still less to tell countries what to do, but rather to raise issues to take into consideration.

06 Nov 2008

This paper aims to present the fundamental ideas underpinning resource rent and to give some idea of its economic importance. However, the concept of resource rent is not easy to explain simply because it depends on an understanding of some key economic concepts (such as opportunity costs and normal profits). Due to its central role in fisheries exploitation, all fisheries managers need to have some familiarity with these terms. It should be an important part of policy development to ensure a minimum training in economics for fisheries managers.

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