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News UNDP and UNEP Cement their Partnership with New Poverty and Environment Facility

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Environment Programme (UNEP) cemented the bond between fighting poverty and protecting the environment last 6th Febraury by launching the joint Poverty and Environment Facility in Nairobi during the twenty fourth session of the UNEP Governing Council.
The Facility, one of the first concrete examples of UN Reform in action, is designed to help developing countries to integrate sound environment management into their poverty reduction and growth policies. It will play a central role in expanding the UN’s environmental work around the world, with an emphasis on Africa and Asia.
The Climate Partnership and the new Poverty and Environment Facility are complementary ventures under the umbrella of strengthened cooperation between UNDP and UNEP. The Poverty and Environment Facility will focus on improving environmental management and attracting more investment in the environment, while the Climate Partnership will endeavour to equip developing countries with better capacity to tackle the challenges posed by climate change.

Contact information UNDP: Niamh Collier-Smith, or Ben Craft, New York / UNEP: Nick Nuttall, Nairobi (email: niamh.collier@undp.org ; benjamin.craft@undp.org ; nick.nuttall@unep.org)
Phone: +1 212 906 6111, or +1 212 906-5382 ; +1 212 906 5344 / +254 733 632 755
News type Inbrief
File link http://www.unep.org/Documents.Multilingual/Default.asp?DocumentID=499&ArticleID=5514&l=en
Source of information UNEP
Keyword(s) UNDP, UNEP-MAP, climate change, Environment Facility
Subject(s) NATURAL MEDIUM , RISKS AND CLIMATOLOGY
Relation http://www.emwis.net/initiatives/map
Geographical coverage Kenya
News date 23/02/2007
Working language(s) ENGLISH
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