Thursday, February 23, 2012

 

PUBLICATION: Enabling Local Successes: A Primer on Mainstreaming Local Ecosystem-based Solutions to Poverty-Environment Challenges

The UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative in cooperation with the World Resources Institute releases a new Primer on "Enabling Local Successes: A Primer on Mainstreaming Local Ecosystem-based Solutions to Poverty-Environment Challenges".

This primer assembles current knowledge and illustrative case materials on the benefits of and enabling conditions for local ecosystem-based initiatives. It documents how nature-focused activities and enterprises originated and executed by local actors, can sustain ecosystems and improve the livelihoods and well-being of the rural poor. The primer is designed to help development practitioners and others engaged in the mainstreaming challenge communicate to policy makers the positive poverty and environmental outcomes that can result at the local level when environmental mainstreaming efforts at the national and sectoral levels succeed.
In more detail, the Primer:


The Primer draws on experience and lessons learned by the UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative and other initiatives and projects to promote successful local ecosystem-based solutions to poverty-environment challenges.

The Primer can be accessed here.



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