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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...

Jan 22, 2014

With the support of PEI, the Government of Mali finalized a Public Environmental Expenditure Review (PEER) in June 2013. The PEER highlights that natural resources and the environment...

Dec 19, 2013

PEI officially launched the project “Integrated Management of Solid Waste for Sustainable and Inclusive Development” in Peru on 3 December 2013. This project will address the challenges associated with the country’s high industrialization and urbanization rates, and sustainability and...

Dec 06, 2013

In 2011, a study on the Future for Climate Finance in Nepal was lead by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in collaboration with the National Planning Commission...

Nov 19, 2013

During the nineteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the UNFCCC in Warsaw on 16 November 2013, the CGIAR Research Program on Water Land and Ecosystems (WLE) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) organized a side event at the Global Landscape...

Nov 05, 2013

 

The Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo), a UN system-wide global event, took place in Nairobi, Kenya, from October 28-November 01. The overarching theme of the Expo was on ‘Building inclusive green economies–South-South Cooperation for...

Oct 09, 2013

Mining and cotton are two of the key strategic sectors in Burkina Faso. To boost production artisanal and industrial producers in the mining sector use significant quantities of harmful chemicals and similarly farmers in the cotton sector use fertilizer and pesticides. This has...

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