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.



Guidance note on advocacy and strategic communications

For poverty-environment advocacy, communication is aimed at contributing to evidence-based policy and building a shared understanding that can lead to change in favour of the poor and environmental sustainability. It is about creating space for the voices of the poor to be heard. Targeted communication helps broaden the impacts of new poverty-environment policies and attracts and fosters strong partnerships with important stakeholders. Routine and strategically executed communications ensure the visibility of poverty-environment mainstreaming among critical sources of support: government officials, donors, development practitioners, national stakeholders, poverty-environment champions, international organizations and the private sector.


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