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

This report discusses the value of interfacing poverty and the environment for sustainable development. Highlighting the innovative practices of communities and local partnerships, it details how poverty concerns are critical for long-term conservation success. Also explored is how the environment and natural resource management can be integrated into all of the Millennium Development Goals.

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04 Nov 2008

This 2005 report calls for the inclusion of more local level institutions in poverty alleviation efforts. From politics, to international donor support, to monitoring, efforts to "make poverty history" must have a keener understanding of the local situations and collaborate more intensely with organizations formed by the poor.

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04 Nov 2008

This report details the outputs from the Community Commons dialogue held at the Fordham University in New York. Representatives from 43 countries met to discuss opportunities for the integration of local and indigenous community expertise into national development strategies.

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