Integrating Environment into Development
The natural environment is the foundation on which poverty reduction efforts and sustainable development must be built. Poor people everywhere depend critically on environmental assets and energy resources for their livelihoods and well-being. It is widely recognized that recent and ongoing global shocks – food, fuel, financial, climate change – have linkages, if not in some cases direct lineage, to environmental issues related to the use and management environmental systems and services. Therefore, mainstreaming environment and sustainable development, including climate change, in national development planning and implementation is central to UNDP’s poverty reduction and MDG mission.
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Topics in Integrating Environment into Development
- Integrating Climate Change into Development
- MDG 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability
- Gender and Environment
- Capacity Development for Environmental Sustainability