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Blogs

 

UNEP Gender Equality and the Environment:  "Recycling for Life - and a Living", August 2016

IIED Guest Blog: "Taking an integrated approach to eliminating poverty and sustaining natural resources", Michael Stanley-Jones, May 2015

UNDP-UNEP Asia Pacific Blog: "National Finance Helps Asia and the Pacific Lead the Way on Climate Change", Nicolas Rosellini and Kavah Zahedi, December 2014

UNDP ECIS Blog: "New tools take environment into account", Stamatios Christopoulos and Thomas Siebenbrunner, September 2014

UNDP ECIS Blog: "Towards a sustainable future in Kyrgyzstan", Thomas Siebenbrunner, June 2014

UNDP ECIS Blog: "Seeds sprout a healthier economy and environment in Tajikistan", Alisher Nazirov and Nargizakhon Usmanova, January 2014 

UNDP Our Perspectives Blog: “Sustainability must combine environmental concerns with poverty reduction”, George Bouma, June 2013 

PEI LAC Blog - Doble Dividendo

PEI Side Event: "Addressing environment–economic development–poverty reduction in an integrated manner", 7th "Environment for Europe" Ministerial Conference, 23 September 2011, Kazakhstan

Press Releases

Press Release:  Pasture Management in Naryn Oblast Kyrgyzstan, August 2015

Sustainable Pasture Management in Kyrgyzstan, June 2015

Wildlife Policy Review Malawi, Nov 2014

Nepal hosts high-level international conference to transition to green economy, May 2014 

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Launch of Environment and Economic Reports, Lilongwe/Malawi, 16 December 2011

PEI Bhutan launches Public Environmental Expenditure Review Report, 14 November 2011

PEI Kyrgyzstan Inception Workshop, 27 July 2011

New National Investment Strategy for Quality Foreign Direct Investment, Lao PDR, 18 May 2011

Regional PEI Lao-Thai lessons learned exchange programme, 4-10 May 2011

[Press release] - Appeal to expedite revision of the Environmental Management Act 1996, by Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy, Weekend Times, 9 April 2011 & Malawi News, 9-15 April 2011

[Press release - Engl. - Rus.] - A new UNDP/UNEP Environment and Poverty Initiative approved by relevant government agencies, Kyrgyzstan, 3 November 2010

[Press release] - PEI Tajikistan Inception Workshop, 16 Sep 2010 [Engl.] [Rus.]

[Press release] – “Local governments receive more support from Denmark and UNDP/UNEP”, 13 December 2009, Thimphu/Bhutan

[Press release] - Inception Workshop: Minimising the Social and Environmental Impacs of Investments in Lao PDR, 25 September 2009

[Press release] - Poverty-Environment Initiative Phase II launched, Kigali/Rwanda, 2 August 2007

[Press release]  - Launch of UNDP-UNEP Joint Poverty-Environment Partnership, Nairobi, 18 January 2005

Press Articles

New Times: Climate resilience is key to Rwanda's development and prosperity:  5 June 2015

L’essor Quotidien: Initiative pauvreté-environnement : intégrer le changement climatique dans les politiques de développement, Octobre 2015

L’essor Quotidien:  Un guide méthodologique pour garantir une touche environnementale dans les plans et budgets, Octobre 2015

L’essor Quotidien: Projet IPE-Mali : L’action environnementale un élément de la lutte contre la pauvreté, Février 2016

L’essor Quotidien: Pour que les collectivités locales intègrent les changements climatiques dans leur programmes de développement, Décembre 2015

The Nation: Gender gap costs Malawi K64bn yearly, December 21 2015

The Nation:UN decries women exclusion in agriculture sector, November 15 2015

The Nation:  Malawi losing billions to poor environment use, October 2015

Daily Times: Disasters, Environment Drain K142.9bn in Malawi, August 2015

Daily Times:  MSEOR used by scientists to influence policy and strategic direction planning in Malawi, July 2015

The Nation: Government of Malawi Loses K26bn in Nature Preservation, June 2015

The Nation: Poverty Environment Initiative Programme Support in Malawi, June 2014

Le pays: Le project IPE phase 2 Burkina lancé, July 2014

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The Daily Time Newspaper: Malawi, Mwanza Launches Environment Report, February 2013

The Himalayan Times: Eco friendly local governance to improve environment, October 2013

PEI: PEI Champions initiate reforestation campaign in Burkina Faso, September 2013 

Lao PDR takes steps to improve regulations on environmental and social responsibilities of investments, November 2013

UNEP: Poverty Reduction Through Integrating Environment Into the Development Process, October 2013

SciDev.Net: Nepal Budget Focuses on Climate Funding, August 2013

The Nation Online Malawi: FAO Calls for Fisheries Policy,  July 2013

Daily Times Malawi: Government Loses Billions to Natural Resource Depletion, July 2013

All Africa: Poverty-Environment Initiative Launches New Five-Year Phase to Meet Demand, June 2013

Ecoseed: U.N. initiative launches new phase targeting poverty and environment, June 2013

Independent European Daily Express: New U.N. Initiative Nudges Environmental Issues into Poverty Alleviation Policies, June 2013

IISD: UN Poverty-Environment Initiative Deepens Efforts on Gender, Equality and Stakeholder Partnerships, June 2013

UNEP: UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative Launches New Five-Year Phase to Meet Growing Demand from Member States 

UNDP: Poverty-Environment Initiative launches new five-year phase to meet demand, June 2013 

[Press article] - "Corn, rubber plantations pose environmental threats", Vientianne Times, 20 Oct 2011

[Press article - project brief] - Rwanda's village of the Future, New Times, 30 June 2011

The New Age Malawi: Changing Climate Compunds Environmental Degradation,  July 2011

The Nation: PEI supported economic study in Malawi, June 2011

[Press coverage - Part 1 - Part 2] - Presentation of Economic study findings, Lilongwe/Malalwi, 14 September 2010

[Press article] - "Sidwaya, Initiative pauvreté environnement: Des données fiables pour une bonne gestion des ressources naturelles", by Afsetou Sawadogo, Burkina Faso, Mardi, 24 Août 2010
[Press article] - L' Observateur Paalga, "Une meilleure intégration de l'environnement dans l'économie", Burkina Faso, Mardi, 24 Août 2010

[Press articles] – Ecosystems around Lake Kyogo disappearing, Uganda, 2010

[Press article] - Interim Plan Likely to to go for environmentally-friendly projects, The Himalayan Times/Nepal, 7 June 2010

[Press article] - "Tackling the two together - Poverty and Environment must be addressed together in all national and local policies, programs, and projects", The Journalist, 16 May 2010, Thimphu/Bhutan, by Sonan Pelvar

[Press article] - L'independent: Pauvrete et environnement: session du comite de pilotage du project initiative pauvreté envrionnement: La 2eme phase du project et le plan de travail annuel 2010 adoptes, Avril 2010, Mali
[Press article] – L'independent; Economie & développement - Projet initiative pauvreté envrionnement: L'etude relative aux modes de consommation et de production durable restituée, Avril 2010, Mali

[Press article] – Observateur, "Mode de Consommation et de Production Durables - le plan decennal de mise enoeuvre en elaboration", Burkina Faso, Mardi 20 Avril 2010

[Press article] -  "A disconnect in common goal", The Journalist, 18 April 2010, Thimphu/Bhutan, by Sonam Pelvar

[Press article] - Rwanda New Times, Natural resource management necessary – Mukankomeje, by Edwin Musoni, 16 April 2010

[Press article] - Rwanda New Times, The village environmental care project: A model in fighting poverty, by K.Rwaguma, 16 April 2010

[Press article] - Rwanda New Times, Environmental degradation and poverty closely linked, by Kihesi Rwaguma, 16 April 2010
[Press article] - Rwanda New Times, Karega, experts discuss report on state of the environment, by Edwin Musoni, 16 April 2010
[Press articles] – "The fine links that matter - Why environmental concerns have to be integrated into poverty reduction strategies", The Journalist, 4 April 2010, Thimphu/Bhutan, by Sonam Pelvar
[Press article] – "Dwindling public expenditure in environment", The Journalist, 14 March 2010, Thimphu/Bhutan, by Sonam Pelvar

[Press article] - Inception Workshop: Minimising the Social and Environmental Impacs of Investments in Lao PDR, 25 September 2009, Vientiane Times

[Press article] - Coordination Workshop: Investing in Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihoods and Economic Growth, 21 September 2009, Vientiane Times

[Press articles] – Le pays: L'IPE au centre d'un atelier de sensibilisation et d'information & Sidwaya: Initiative pauvrete environnement, 3 Aout 2009 

[Press article] - L'Observateur Paalga: Lutte contre la pauvreté: Agir vite et maintenant, 31 Juillet 2009

[Press article] - "Poorest village and GNH", Bhutan Observer, 9 January 2009, Lhuentse/Bhutan, by Rabi Dahal

[Press article] - Uganda not prepared for climate changes - Minister Mutagamba, Daily Monitor, 17 November 2008, by Evelyn Lirri

[Press article] - "Environment and Poverty", in Poverty Alleviation News, Vol. 2, July-December 2008, by Samson Wasao & Alex Forbes

[Press article] Safe, clean and green environment with cash  – the Rwanda poverty and Environment Initiative makes the environment everybody's business, July 2008 
[Press articles] – "Asia Pacific Regional Poverty and Environment Initiative: Partnerships to fight poverty and sustain the environment", Kuensel, 9 April 2008, Thimphu/Bhutan

Speeches

Ms. Carol Flore-Smereczniak, UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident Coordinator a.i., Opening Remarks of the at the Launch of the Public Expenditure Review on Environment and Disaster Risk Management July 2015 

http://www.unpei.org/ms-carol-flore-smereczniak-opening-remarks-of-the-u...

 H.E. Somchit Inthamith, Vice Minister of Ministry of Planning and Investment Lao PDR, Opening Remark at the PEI Board Meeting, July 2013

Mr. Kester Kaphaizi, Principal Secretary at the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development Malawi, Opening Speech at the launch of the Decentralized Environment Managment Guidelines, June 2013

Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, Opening Statement to the Annual Meeting of the UNDP Executive Board, June 2013

Onkokame Kitso Mokaila, Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources Botswana, Speech in Parliament Sustainable Environment chapter of the National Development Plan, 23 April 2013.  

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Ted Sitima-Wina, Principal Secretary for Ministry of Development Planning and Cooperation of Malawi, Opening Speech 15th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting, 1 March 2010.

Idrissa Diarra, Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development,  Opening speech workshop to review PEI mainstreaming achievements, 10th February 2010.

Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda,  Speech on Climate Change: Financing Opportunities and Challenges to achieve the MDGs in Africa, at the African Ministerial Conference Financing for Development, 21 May 2009.

Mrs Patricia Hajabakiga, Minister of State Lands and Environment, Rwanda, Mainstreaming environmental sustainability into national development processes to achieve sustainable development and poverty reduction, UNEP Global Ministerial Environment Forum, Dubai, 7-9 Feb 2006