The Poverty-Environment Initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is a global programme that supports country-led efforts to put pro-poor, pro-environment objectives into the heart of government by mainstreaming poverty-environment objectives into national development and sub-national development planning, from policymaking to budgeting, implementation and monitoring.
With both financial and technical support, the Poverty-Environment Initiative assists government decision-makers and a wide range of other stakeholders to manage the environment in a way that improves livelihoods and leads to sustainable growth. The Initiative works with key government partners to raise awareness, influence policy making and strengthen the mainstreaming of poverty-environment into budget processes, sector programmes and sub-national planning. The overall aim is to bring about lasting institutional change and to catalyse key actors to increase investment in pro-poor environmental and natural resource management.
Poverty-Environment Initiative tells the story of helping countries to
find safe substitutes for thin plastic bags, at the Gender booth, ...Kenya
The change of a force of female recyclers that today, far from the dumps, advocates for proper solid waste management of Peru.PeruSally Jabiel / PNUD Perú
Rubaya Green Village generate net benefits of $21 million and reduce poverty by almost 1 percentRwanda
Poverty–Environment– Gender Nexus in urban areas through the green and inclusive economy
by Pilar Roman, Poverty-Environment Initiative
Latin America and the Caribbean ProgrammePeru