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15 February 2022

Eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge facing the world today and an overarching objective of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The mainstreaming of poverty-environment objectives into policy, budgeting, programming, and investments by the United Nations Development Programme–United Nations Environment Programme (UNDP–UNEP) Poverty-Environment Action for Sustainable Development Goals (PEA), launched in 2018, and its predecessor entity, the UNDP–UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative, demonstrates how improved environmental sustainability can address this challenge and contribute to poverty eradication.

The focus of PEA is on deepening and broadening poverty-environment mainstreaming and aligning finance and investment with poverty, environment, and climate objectives, in the face of the changing forms and conditions of poverty found in the world today.

While the overall intended outcome of PEA is "Strengthened integration of poverty-environment objectives into policies, plans, regulations and investments of partner countries to accelerate delivery of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals", PEA delivers three interrelated outputs:

  • Output 1: Development planning, budgeting, and monitoring systems integrate environmental sustainability and climate change objectives for poverty eradication
  • Output 2: Public finance and investment frameworks incentivize shift in public and private investments towards environmental sustainability and climate objectives for poverty
  • Output 3: SDG implementation and acceleration processes leveraged to scale up use of integrated poverty-environment mainstreaming approaches and tools

PEA has embarked on eight (08) full-fledged country projects — in Bangladesh, Lao PDR, Malawi, Mauritania, Myanmar, Mozambique, Nepal, and Rwanda — and six (06) technical assistance initiatives — in Indonesia, South Africa, and Tanzania; an establishment of virtual platform; and via strategic partnerships with the Asian Development Bank, GIZ and UN Women. Each technical assistance and country project has its main focus and these are highlighted on the PEA website.

Since the inception of PEA, efforts have been made by technical assistance and country projects to yield results and increase PEA’s visibility in the field of poverty and environment on its dedicated website. This is even more needed during PEA’s last year of implementation in 2022.

To share key messages and the impact of PEA’s work at the country, regional and global levels to a wide range of partners and the public via multiple channels, the global PEA project intends to develop the following communication and visibility products in English:

  • A media article and/or web story and a visualized story (through i.e., videography, infographics and/or photo essay) for each of the 08 full pledged country projects and 06 Technical Assistance initiatives.
  • A film/video for at least 5, possibly for all, full-fledged country projects and Technical Assistance initiatives; and
  • A stock-taking (long and short versions) on the achievements and impacts of PEA’s Global Output 3 - SDG implementation and acceleration processes leveraged to scale up use of integrated poverty-environment mainstreaming approaches and tools.

PEA intends to commission a dedicated Communication Specialist to plan for and manage an end-to-end production while ensuring the quality of the above-mentioned communication and visibility products – for application, please visit the link: