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

Environmental fiscal reform (EFR) refers to a range of taxation and pricing measures which can raise fiscal revenues while furthering environmental goals. EFR can play an important role in pursuing the MDGs of モhalving absolute povertyヤ and of モ reversing the loss of environmental resources by the year 2015ヤ. This document outlines the key issues to be faced when designing environmental fiscal reform (EFR).

06 Nov 2008

These cases describe how natural resource exploitation has contributed to economic growth in several developing countries. It is discussed how management changes have increased benefits from natural resource in terms of (i) increasing economic growth, (ii) distributing growth to the poor and (iii) sustaining growth and the environment. Challenges related to the specific case studies are also discussed.

Download Botswana Case Study

06 Nov 2008

This paper identifies two basic trajectories to a high-income democracy linked to the scale and deployment of rents. Low-rent countries tend to engender developmental political states that competitively diversify the economy and sustain rapid per capita GDP (PCGDP) growth, which strengthens three key sanctions against anti-social governance (political accountability, social capital and the rule of law) to achieve endogenous democratisation that is incremental. In contrast, rent-rich countries are likely to experience a slower and more erratic transition.

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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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