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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...

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...

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