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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

UN Leaders Welcome Renewed Partnership to Implement the Sustainable Development Goals through Pro-Poor Environmental Action, 7 December 2017 Pasture Management in Naryn Oblast Kyrgyzstan, August 2015 Sustainable Pasture Management in Kyrgyzstan, June 2015 Wildlife Policy Review Malawi, November 2014 Nepal hosts high-level international conference to transition to green economy, May 2014 

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

SDG Knowledge Hub (IISD, New York USA):  UNDP, UNEP Announce Pro-Poor SDGs Project, 19 December 2017 Daily Observer, The (Bangladesh): Govt to pilot PEA [Poverty Environment Accounts] system soon, 10 October 2017 SDG Knowledge Hub (IISD, New York USA): UNDP, UNEP Outline Poverty-Environment Action for SDGs 11 September 2017 SDG Knowledge Hub (IISD, New York USA): Companies Highlight Benefits of Investing in SDGs, Green Economy, 19 July 2017 SDG Knowledge Hub (IISD, New York USA): African Case Studies Show Five Pathways to Speed Up, Scale Up SDGs, 22 June 2017 L’essor Quotidien (Mali): Projet IPE-Mali : L’action environnementale un élément de la lutte contre la pauvreté, 26 Février 2016 SDG Knowledge Hub (IISD, New York USA): Living in Harmony with Nature to Transform Our World: The CBD’s Contribution to SDG Implementation (Part II), 16 February 2016 SDG Knowledge Hub (IISD, New York USA): Five Ways the SDGs Are Changing International Development, 9 February 2016 L’essor Quotidien (Mali): Pour que les collectivités locales intègrent les changements climatiques dans leur programmes de développement, Décembre 2015 The Nation (Malawi): Gender gap costs Malawi K64bn yearly21 December 2015 The Nation  (Malawi): UN decries women exclusion in agriculture sector15 November 2015 L’essor Quotidien  (Mali): Un guide méthodologique pour garantir une touche environnementale dans les plans et budgets, Octobre 2015 L’essor Quotidien (Mali): Initiative pauvreté-environnement : intégrer le changement climatique dans les politiques de développement, Octobre 2015 The Nation (Malawi):  Malawi losing billions to poor environment use, October 2015 Daily Times (Malawi): Disasters, Environment Drain K142.9bn in Malawi, August 2015 Daily Times (Malawi):  MSEOR used by scientists to influence policy and strategic direction planning in Malawi, July 2015 The Nation (Malawi): Government of Malawi Loses K26bn in Nature Preservation, June 2015 New Times (Rwanda): Climate resilience is key to Rwanda’s development and prosperity:  5 June 2015 The Nation (Malawi): Poverty Environment Initiative Programme Support in Malawi, June 2014 Le pays (Burkina Faso): Le project IPE phase 2 Burkina lancé, July 2014
UNEP (Tajikistan): Tajikistan Green Investment in the Agricultural Sector helps realign its pathway to Sustainable Development, May 2014 UNEP (Bangladesh): Bangladesh Uncovers the Crippling Cost of Climate Change Adaptation, May 2014 BAIRD Maritime (Malawi): Malawi loses millions in unsustainable fisheries, May 2014 Diario Libre (Dominican Republic): PNUD apoya los afectados por lago enriquillo, 14 April 2014  Listín Diario (Dominican Republic): Familias afectadas por lago Enriquillo reciben prestamos solidarios, 12 April 2014 (Dominican Republic): PNUD pone marcha proyecto beneficiara cien familias afectadas por lago enriquillo, April, 2014   Ecos del Sur (Dominican Republic): Duverge pnud pone en marcha proyecto, April 2014 Malawi Daily Times (Malawi): Saving the environment with cook stoves, April 2014 Sunday Times (Malawi): What is the Government’s Main Environment Agenda, March 2014 Vientiane Times (Lao PDR): Training on Public Involvement in Environmental and Social Impact Assessments, February 2014

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

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

La Faso (Burkina Faso): Initiative IPE : Assita Ouattara et Monseigneur Anselme lancent leur combat contre la désertification (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


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…
 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.
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