The UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Action for Sustainable Development Goals (PEA) is a global programme with 10+ country and regional projects supporting country-led efforts to mainstream poverty-environment linkages into national development planning, from policymaking to budgeting, implementation, monitoring, and finance. PEA provides financial and technical assistance to government partners to establish institutional and capacity strengthening programmes and carry out activities to address the specific poverty-environment context. PEA assists Government decision-makers and a wide range of other stakeholders to manage the environment in a way that improves livelihoods and leads to sustainable growth, with an overall aim to bring about lasting institutional change and to increase investment in pro-poor environmental and natural resource management.
PEA has been applying a gender and rights-based approach to integrating poverty-environment objectives. It has built on the experience of the predecessor project Poverty Environment Initiative, to promote gender equality and human rights standards in poverty-environment strategies and mainstreaming efforts— including the right to information, public participation in decision-making, and access to justice by poor and marginalized groups.
This PEA 2022 Webinar Series: #4/2022 “Mainstreaming Gender in the Poverty-Environment and Climate Change Nexus” (which is PEA 2022 Knowledge Sharing: #5/2022) brings together PEA countries, Technical Assistance Projects, partners and other stakeholders working on gender mainstreaming in environment and natural resource management sectors, to share lessons and approaches on gender mainstreaming in the agriculture sector, in climate budget, and environmental investments among others.