Integrating Environment into Development

  • Guidance Note on Integrating Environment Linked Poverty Concerns into Planning, Budgeting, and Monitoring ProcessesMay 28, 2015Guidance Note on Integrating Environment Linked Poverty Concerns into Planning, Budgeting, and Monitoring ProcessesThis guidance note provides development practitioners and policy-makers with guidance based on the experience of the UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) which supports programme countries to quantify identified environment and natural resources poverty links in terms of the impact on poverty and to identify policy options to accelerate poverty reduction through the more sustainable use of natural resources.

  • May 1, 2009Green Jobs for the Poor: A Public Employment Approach

  • Women's Green Business InitiativeJan 1, 2010Women's Green Business InitiativeThe Women’s Green Business Initiative is an innovative Programme that addresses existing structural barriers to women’s economic advancement and facilitates equal opportunities for women to participate in the green economy. It aims to ensure that emerging climate funds address the needs of poor women and men equitably.

  • Oct 21, 2010AAP: A Cross Practice ApproachThe African Adaptation Programme is not an adaptation project in its own right, but rather a programme that helps countries develop their capacities to finance and manage adaptation projects more effectively within a long-term planning framework. This brochure describes the approach.

  • Mar 10, 2011Managing Private Investment in Natural ResourcesThis primer seeks to provide practical advice on how host countries can manage foreign direct investment inflows to promote national development aspirations (such as poverty reduction, environmental sustainabilityand achievement of the MDGs).

  • Sep 16, 2010National Capacity Self-Assessment Synthesis ReportThe report summarizes the challenges and opportunities experienced by countries in meeting their commitments under the Rio Conventions, as well as areas where more effort could yield better progress. It reveals the countries' top five capacity development needs to implement the international treaties related to biodiversity, climate change, desertification and drought.

  • Making Progress on Environmental SustainabilityOct 1, 2006Making Progress on Environmental Sustainability

  • Jun 1, 2008PEI Making the Economic CaseThis primer provides guidance on presenting evidence about the economic, development and poverty reduction benefits of the environment to public sector decision-makers, so as to justify and promote “environmental investment”. Hard copies can be ordered through the Poverty Environment Facility.

  • Mar 1, 2009PEI Mainstreaming HandbookThis handbook is designed to serve as a guide for champions and practitioners engaged in the task of mainstreaming poverty-environment linkages into national development planning. Hard copies can be ordered through the Poverty Environment Facility.

  • Mar 23, 2011Practitioner's Guide: Capacity Development for Environmental SustainabilityCapacity development and environmental sustainability are both central to UNDP’s mandate and programming.The purpose of this Practitioner’s Guide is to provide practical guidance to UNDP staff, partner countriesand other development partners on the nature of environmental capacity and how to support capacitydevelopment for environmental sustainability (CDES).