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Poverty Environment Partnership Meeting Addresses Climate and Environment Mainstreaming

8 March 2010: The 15th meeting of the Poverty Environment Partnership (PEP 15), which took place from 1-5 March 2010, in Lilongwe, Malawi, convened under the theme “Climate and Environment Mainstreaming and the Green Economy to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals.”

The meeting was co-organized by the UK Department for International Development, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the UN and the World Bank, in partnership with the Government of Malawi. The event brought together approximately 110 participants, including representatives from bilateral donor organizations, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Bank, the European Commission, developing and industrialized countries, African stakeholders, international and national non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and research institutions.

Participants engaged in sessions on: Climate and Environment Mainstreaming; Development Agencies' Strategies; the Green Economy; Aid Effectiveness and the Environment; and Supporting African Stakeholders to Put Ideas into Practice. During the week, participants heard presentations on, inter alia, African responses to and perspectives on climate change from Malawi, Botswana and Kenya; and the challenges and opportunities of climate adaptation finance. They also held a panel discussion on local solutions for environment, climate change and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). [IISD RS Coverage] [Meeting Website]