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Mainstreaming Environment and Climate for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development

A Handbook to Strengthen Planning and Budgeting Processes

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This handbook is designed as guidance for policymakers and practitioners to mainstream pro-poor environment and climate concerns into planning, budgeting and monitoring. Mainstreaming is achieved by putting poverty-environment issues at the heart of government—in other words, by taking these issues into mainstream economic decision-making processes, particularly the national and sub national planning and budgeting processes led by ministries of finance, planning and local government, and supported by ministries of environment.

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Guidance note on integrating a human rights-based approach into poverty-environment mainstreaming

Since 1997, the United Nations has emphasized the link between human rights and development, and in 2003, the UN agencies adopted a “Statement of Common Understanding on Human Rights-Based Approaches to Development Cooperation and Programming.” The human rights principles guiding development programming as identified in the UN Common Understanding are as follows.

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