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Mar 28, 2017

A number of parallel sessions were held during the 27-28 March 2017 PAGE Ministerial Conference in Berlin, Germany; one significant session was on “Migration, environmental sustainability and action for inclusive green growth”. This session was chaired and co-chaired by Nestor Batio Bassiere (...

Jan 19, 2017

Poverty is the worst pollution in the face of climate change, and even more when your voice is not heard.

Tajikistan’s mountains and the terrains are considered to be some of the most beautiful in the world; however, the...

Jan 19, 2017

 

Kyrgyzstan, where the mountains cover over 65% of the territory, has been called the Switzerland of Asia. Independence from the Soviet rule and the transition from the former command economy to a free market economy in the 1990s had severely disrupted agriculture and increased rural...

Jan 18, 2017

Every year, soil erosion in Malawi reduces agricultural productivity by 6% putting less food on the table for many households. A 2011 Poverty-Environment Initiative study estimated that if soil...

Jan 18, 2017

The Poverty-Environment Initiative of the UN Development Programme and UN Environment organized an Africa Regional meeting in Naivasha, Kenya, from 21 to 25 November 2016. The meeting brought together government representatives from ministries of finance, planning, environment and key natural...

Jan 18, 2017

The Conference 'Towards a Common Vision for Agenda 2030 in Central Asia', jointly organized by UN Development Program and UN Environment has delivered a joint regional vision of action towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Representatives of the five Central Asian countries, UN Development...

Jan 18, 2017

Poverty-Environment Initiative contributed its expertise on integrated implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, gender equality and social inclusion to the 2nd edition of the Green Economy Academy, organized within the framework of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)...

Jan 12, 2017

Over the last 10 years, countries in the Asia-Pacific region, that are part of the global UN effort - Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) have been working with UNDP and UN Environment ...

Jan 11, 2017

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals requires financing from all available sources. Resource-rich countries have an opportunity to raise significant public finances to support the Sustainable Development Goals from resource extraction. However, a key challenge facing many resource-rich...

Nov 29, 2016

Sustainable agriculture is a key to unlocking Malawi’s economic development and poverty reduction efforts. The agriculture sector accounts for 30% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 17% of household incomes comes from agriculture produce, according to a new study issued by the joint UN...

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