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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

 

Rubaya Green Village generate net benefits of $21 million and reduce poverty by almost 1 percent

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...

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

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

 

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 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 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 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

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

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...

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