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Dec 01, 2014

The Poverty-Environment Initiative conducted an international Seminar “Green Economy and Poverty Reduction” in Asuncion, Paraguay, on 26-27 November 2014. National and international experts presented on the Green Economy and introduced Poverty-Environment Initiative tools and approaches to the...

Nov 03, 2014

The identification and integration of poverty-environment linked indicators is part of the Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) mainstreaming approach of supporting and influencing national planning processes and key strategies and plans. While changes in the...

Sep 26, 2014

Guatemala launched the National Development Plan K'atun, Nuestra Guatemala 2032 (“K'atun, Our Guatemala 2032”) on 12 August 2014. The National Development Plan had been formulated within the National Urban and Rural Development...

Aug 31, 2014

Santo Domingo, 28 August 2014 - Dr. Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, the Vice-President of the Republic, speaking today from the National Palace, presented the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Environmental...

Aug 23, 2014

Vientiane, Lao PDR (23 August 2014) - The National Assembly of the Lao PDR has highlighted that many foreign investment projects working in the natural resource sector are not operating in accordance with the law and National Assembly officials need to educate themselves on the issues to better...

Jul 17, 2014

Rice is extensively cultivated in Mali constituting an important source of food and income for many Malians living along the banks of Niger. Rice production in Mali generates 5% of the country’s annual GDP, equivalent to 220 billion CFA Francs (USD 457 million), and is as such very...

Jul 09, 2014

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Myanmar’s natural resource base (oil, gas and mineral resources including gems) is rapidly growing and presents an economic opportunity for the country. To ensure sustainable development it is important for the Government of Myanmar to manage FDI in...

Jun 24, 2014

The first session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) of the United Nations Environment Programme is taking place at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi from 23-27 June 2014, with more than 1,200...

May 26, 2014

Climate change has exacerbated desertification in Mauritania which has negatively impacted the national economy and greatly contributed to the impoverishment of the most vulnerable groups. The high pressure on resources coupled with poor environmental governance impedes the achievement...

May 23, 2014

Heavily affected by extreme weather events such as hurricanes, tropical storms, flooding and drought, the Dominican Republic is one of the world’s most sensitive countries to climate risk. Sustained heavy rainfalls in early 2014 have affected the provinces of Independencia and Bahoruco...

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