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May 28, 2013

When the Poverty-Environment Initiative kicked off in Malawi in 2009,it was noted that forest resources provide important livelihood opportunities for Malawians and that 93 % of the national energy demand is provided by firewood and charcoal. One of the few options to...

May 27, 2013

Mozambique’s Ministry of Environment (MICOA) aims to introduce a ban on the use of plasticIn late 2011 PEI facilitated south-south cooperation between Mozambique, Malawi and Rwanda where Government representatives from Mozambique and Malawi learned from the experience...

May 19, 2013

Southeast Asia has been experiencing a boom in investment in land for agriculture. Much of this investment comes from within the ASEAN region, but also from the rest of Asia, Europe and North America. Whilst increased investment in the agriculture sector can bring benefits to...

May 09, 2013

Poverty and environment was the focus recently as The UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark, opened the Post-2015 Environmental Sustainability Thematic Consultation Leadership Meeting in Costa Rica on March 18, 2013). Ms. Clark emphasized the importance of pursing environmentally sustainable...

Apr 26, 2013

Burkina Faso’s economy is mainly based on mining, agriculture, livestock and fishery and 85 % of the population is estimated to be dependent on natural resources. Since 2010 PEI has supported the government of Burkina Faso in their pursuit of accelerating sustainable...

Apr 24, 2013

Environmental degradation of all key natural resource assets, including forests, soils and water resources, impacts strongly and negatively on the livelihoods of vulnerable groups in Botswana. To address this, the mid-term review process of the National Development...

Apr 23, 2013

PEI Malawi focuses on integrating sustainable natural resources management into national and sector policy, planning and budget processes. Following the government approval of the Guidelines for Integrating Environment and Natural Resource Management into national...

Apr 09, 2013

Integrated ecosystem and human well-being assessment team representatives from Thailand and Guatemala, representatives from the respective National Planning Offices and PEF colleagues participated at the UNEP-WCMC Sub-Global Assessment (SGA) Network Annual Meeting held in November 2012 in...

Apr 09, 2013

The final stage of the integrated ecosystem and human well-being assessment of Guatemala’s eastern Dry Corridor was completed in February 2013 with the presentation of the final report (Part 1...

Mar 28, 2013

On March 27 2013, the government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Ministry of Economy organized a dialogue with the business and civil society sectors to discuss the approaches in developing the Programme of Sustainable Development for the period 2013-2017, with support from the PEI and the UNDP...

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