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Jul 29, 2013

 

In order to address development challenges in Armenia, the UN Environment Program (UNEP) and UNDP introduced a joint Poverty Environment Initiative (PEI) programme, which aims to contribute to poverty reduction and improved well-being of poor and vulnerable groups through...

Jul 25, 2013

Following the appointment of 20 Poverty-Environment (P-E) Champions in Burkina Faso last year, the Prime Minister of Burkina Faso - himself a P-E Champion -has now sent a request to the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development to meet with the PEI Champions to discuss the...

Jul 09, 2013

On June 26, 2013 the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) and the Environment Affairs Department launched the revised Decentralized...

Jul 08, 2013

The Government of Lao PDR is increasingly recognizing the need for Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA) to guide investment projects in the country. The Deputy Director General of the Cabinet Office at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Mr. Phetsamone...

Jul 03, 2013

The economic Valuation on Sustainable Natural Resources Use in Malawi and the Malawi State of Environment Outlook Report (MSEOR) continue to be used by top decision makers and NGOs to advocate for improved...

Jul 01, 2013

In Mozambique a large proportion of the population is heavily dependent on the environment for their daily livelihoods. However, widespread environmental degradation is decreasing the social and economic benefits derived by the poor from land and other natural resources. The result is a steady...

Jun 26, 2013

Lao is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The country offers an attractive investment climate. Tax incentives, policies and law reforms have resulted in a rapid expansion in hydropower, mining, construction and agriculture investments. While economic growth has...

Jun 19, 2013

The United Nation's Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) has launched a new phase of operations to meet growing demand from Member States for assistance to mainstream poverty-environment linkages into national development policy.

PEI is the joint UN...

Jun 18, 2013

The government of Mali’s plan for sustainable recovery from the latest turmoil in the country identifies the integration of environment into policies and strategies and strengthening the private sector in agriculture as priority themes for immediate support. Following this, the government of...

Jun 18, 2013

Rwanda’s Vision 2020 recognizes the private sector as one of the six main pillars for driving social and economic development. The private sector can play an important role in securing livelihoods, ensuring sustainable use of natural resources and minimizing...

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