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

The following documents are from the workshop "Development Effective in Practice: Applying the Paris Declaration to Advancing Gender Equality, Environmental Sustainability and Human Rights" held in Dublin, Ireland on 26-27 April 2007. These have been made available as background reading material for the 11th PEP Meeting in Copenhagen.

Dublin Workshop Concept
Dublin Workshop Agenda (PDF)

06 Nov 2008

Unmanaged and poorly managed fisheries are overexploited to the point where all resource rent has been dissipated. Since resource rent represents the wealth that the fishery can generate, and hence indicates the potential of the fishery to contribute to economic and social goals, there is a need for improved management with resource rent specifically targeted. Management authorities are faced with two broad problems. First, they must develop management instruments that enable resource rents to be generated on a sustainable basis.

04 Nov 2008

The PEP/MDG economic analysis was successfully presented at the UN World Summit on 14 September 2005 in New York City (http://www.undp.org/pei/). As a follow-up to this event and the accompanying publications, and under an agreement with UNDP/UNOPS, IUCN-The World Conservation Union has compiled this bibliography of case studies and other documents, building on material included in the PEP report by the late Prof. David Pearce of University College London.

Featured Publication

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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