Poverty Environment Partnership (PEP) meeting on poverty reduction, climate change adaptation, and the urban environment
The global multi-stakeholder platform for advancing and implementing poverty-environment mainstreaming, the Poverty-Environment Partnership (PEP), met between 21-23rd May in Durban, South Africa to discuss and agree on joint efforts in the field of poverty reduction, climate change adaptation, and the urban environment.
More than 50 participants from 5 continents took part, including staff from the joint UNDP-UN Environment Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) and partners from country level including Burkina Faso, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. UN-HABITAT, UN Environment Green Economy, World Bank and bilateral development agencies were also represented, as participants shared experiences and best practices on how to use ecosystem-based approaches to climate change in urban areas to benefit the urban poor.
The meeting was followed by the latest PEI Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meeting at which governments and agencies expressed their satisfaction at the new implementation phase of PEI, and renewed their commitment to contribute strategic advice, technical inputs to PEI knowledge management products, and other technical support to help PEI achieve its goals for 2013-2017.