The Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is a global programme that supports country-led efforts to mainstream poverty-environment linkages into national development and sub-national development planning, from policymaking to budgeting, implementation and monitoring.
With both financial and technical support, PEI assists 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 Malawi Government builds on PEI pilot projects to support the use of energy efficient stoves that also improve the lives of women
Malawi’s environment and natural resources are the main sources of peoples’ livelihoods and the backbone of the country’s main productive sectors.Malawi
In the Gonchi district in the Sughd region of northern Tajikistan a group of women tend to batches of crops in a solar greenhouse.Tajikistan
Sharing the waste, sharing the wealth: Uruguay uses the law to catalyse the transition to an inclusive green economy
In a depot near Canelones, Uruguay, a team of men and women wearing boiler suits and safety gloves separate glass, cans and plastic on a conveyor belt.Uruguay
From the shoreline of Malawi’s great lakes each evening you can see lights blinking on its surface as fishermen hang lamps to attract fish to their boats.Malawi