The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved $310 million to help Vietnam build climate resilience and ensure sustainable livelihoods of 1.2 million people living in nine Mekong Delta provinces affected by climate change, salinity intrusion, coastal erosion, and flooding.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $100 million loan to strengthen a key irrigation system and improve water management in the Vennar subbasin of the Cauvery delta in Tamil Nadu—one of India’s most water-stressed states.
120 ministers among over one thousand delegates in Nairobi charting course for strong action on sustainable future
Climate change is one of the biggest risks to societies and economies around the world, but many of the most cost effective solutions to manage this risk are already available in nature, writes The Nature Conservancy's Maria Damanaki.
Studies & Presentations
The Responsive Forest Governance Initiative (RFGI) is an Africa-wide environmental-governance research and training program focusing on enabling responsive and accountable decentralization to strengthen the representation of forest-based rural people in local-government decision making.
Drylands make up about 43 percent of the region’s land surface, account for about 75 percent of the area used for agriculture, and are home to about 50 percent of the population, including many poor.
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.
To mark World Oceans Day on 8 June, IIED director Andrew Norton sets out three ways the international community can protect marine and coastal environments.
- 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