The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today approved additional funding of US$15 million from the International Development Association for Lao PDR’s Second Lao Environment and Social Project (LENS2), previously called the Protected Area and Wildlife (PAW) project.
While the quake devastated communities across the country it has had an especially profound impact on marginalized communities such as the LGBTI. The UN Development Programme and partners have been working to ensure equal rights for LGBTI.
Now a US$ 213 billion industry, environment and natural resource crimes such as poaching, illegal logging and wildlife trafficking are growing every year and putting natural resources at risk. This is not just a tragedy for people who love animals or care about the environment.
The environmental group Greenpeace in the Philippines is taking advantage of a scientific study by a U.S.-based climate analyst that identified several foreign companies as among the top emitters of carbon dioxide since the mid-18th century.
Studies & Presentations
We assess the additional forest cover protected by 13 rural communities located in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico, as a result of the economic incentives received through the country's national program of payments for biodiversity conservation.
Ecosystem service values based on food production were estimated in Nanfen District of Benxi City, Liaoning Province, Northeast China.
Poverty Environment Partnership
The Poverty Environment Partnership is an informal network of development agencies, which seeks to improve the coordination of work on poverty reduction and the environment.
The Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) of the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Environment Programme supports country-led efforts to address poverty-environment linkages on a global scale.
Poverty and Environment Program
The Poverty and Environment Program (PEP) of the Asian Development Bank promotes the mainstreaming of environment objectives in its poverty reduction strategies, programs, and projects.
- Linking Natural Resource Management and Poverty Reduction
- When ending poverty outweighs sustaining environment
- Regional Workshop on Rural Poverty Alleviation and Rural Growth in Eastern and Southern Africa - Dar es Salaam, United Republic
- Environmental Degradation, Rising Poverty and Conflict: Towards an Explanation of the Niger-Delta Crisis
- 14th PEP Meeting - Geneva, Switzerland