Poverty-Environment Initiative Stories of Change
Publication Date: February 2013
The Poverty Environment Iniative (PEI) is a global UN programme that helps countries to integrate poverty-environment linkages into national and sub-national development planning, from policymaking to budgeting, implementation and monitoring. It is a joint programme between UNEP and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
With both financial and technical support, UNDP and UNEP assist government decision-makers and a wide range of other stakeholders to manage the environment in a way that improves livelihoods and leads to sustainable growth. The PEI works with key government partners to raise awareness, influence policy making and strengthen the mainstreaming of poverty-environment into budget processes, sector programmes and sub-national planning. The overall aim is to bring about lasting institutional change and to catalyse key actors to increase investment in pro-poor environmental and natural resource management.
The PEI Stories of Change is a small booklet capturing the PEI experiences of various stakeholders ranging from the government to vulnerable groups in Laos, Malawi, Bangladesh, Tajikistan and Uruguay. The booklet includes the chapters:
- Lao's new rulebook for foreign investment in natural resources boosts local benefits
- Malawi changes course after analysing the real costs and benefits of policy choices
- Bangladesh pioneers new 'climate change accounts' to reveal the real cost of adaptation
- Tajikistan overhauls their whole planning process with the 'triple bottom line'
- Sharing the waste, sharing the wealth: Uruguay uses the law to catalyse the transition to an inclusive green economy