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Dec 07, 2017

 

Nairobi, 7 December 2017 – As the world committed to a pollution-free planet at the close of the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, UN leadership welcomed the continued partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Environment to ...

Nov 01, 2017

The Poverty-Environment Initiative, a joint programme of United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Environment Programme, has updated and reissued their 2015 Handbook, now titled Mainstreaming Environment and Climate for Poverty...

Jul 06, 2017

 

Malawi has great opportunities to reduce poverty and obtain substantial returns on investments in environmental sustainability shows new study

Malawi is a land-locked country in Africa with a large rural population that is mainly dependent on agriculture. The well-being of...

Jun 23, 2017

 

Like many other children from the village, 15 year-old Sandrine, would regularly accompany her mother to collect fire wood and water for the household, an activity traditionally undertaken by women and children. Walking long distances down the steep slopes for up to three hours...

Jun 15, 2017

 

Livelihoods, poverty reduction efforts and economic growth in Africa are highly dependent on the quality and availability of natural resources, and are thus extremely vulnerable to degradation of those resources and to climate change. ...

Mar 28, 2017

Two hundred and fifty million people live and work today outside the country of their birth. Another 750 million migrate within their home lands. Migration is an important driver of development and progress – spreading ideas and driving innovation – but with increasing rates of forced migration...

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

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

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)...

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