Poor people depend on the environment for their livelihoods and well-being. Improved management of the environment and natural resources contributes directly to poverty reduction, more sustainable livelihoods and pro-poor growth. To fight poverty, to promote security and to preserve the ecosystems that poor people rely on for their livelihoods, we must place pro-poor economic growth and environmental sustainability at the heart of our economic policies, planning systems and institutions. The PEI is a global UN programme that helps countries to integrate poverty-environment linkages into national and sub-national development planning, from policy making to budgeting, implementation and monitoring.
Produced by Cultural Video Foundation, UNDP-UNEP, Rwanda 2010