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Feb 20, 2015

 

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...

Feb 20, 2015

Rwanda, the country of a thousand hills, is a densely populated country whose economy and food security largely depend on agricultural production carried out on steep slopes. Partly as a result of the improper use of fertilizers and soil erosion from the slopes most rivers and streams that...

Jan 22, 2015

The rapid expansion of Mozambique’s extractive industry sector holds great promise but also presents enormous challenges that would largely determine the human development trajectory of the country in the years to come. The Government of Mozambique considers it of paramount importance to ensure...

Dec 14, 2014

Lima, 6 December 2014 - A large audience attended an interactive exchange of experience and dialogue led by Mariano Castro,...

Dec 09, 2014

Malawi’s national parks and its wildlife generate important revenues for the Government. Nature-based tourism has been estimated to contribute to 2.7% of GDP and is one of the principal foreign exchange earners for the country according to an economic valuation of...

Dec 06, 2014

A vital round of United Nations climate change negotiations will get underway in Lima, Peru, in December. This will mark a significant milestone for the crucial Paris Summit on climate change that is a year away. The summit will determine if a global deal on climate is possible. As government...

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...

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