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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...

May 23, 2014

To protect their homes and social facilities, local residents in southern Kyrgyzstan are planting different trees and shrubs in areas with high risk of landslides, mudflows or eroded soil. These, so called "green projects" were launched in early April in several villages of Osh, Jalal -...

Mar 10, 2014

For the second consecutive year the Government of Malawi has included a chapter on environmental sustainability in its 2014/15 budget guidelines. Building on the introduction of a similar chapter in the 2013/14 budget guidelines, enhanced...

Feb 18, 2014

 

In 2010, the Government of Malawi developed the first Malawi State of Environment Report with support from the Poverty-Environment Initiative. A key challenge in developing the report was the lack of accurate district level data....

Jan 23, 2014

 

Rwanda’s first Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS) 2007-2013 includes P-E linkages to a certain extent as a result of support from PEI in the formulation process. In June 2013, Rwanda adopted its second EDPRS with enhanced links between environment and poverty...

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