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143 9 Linking Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Reduction to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals

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Document begins: 143 9 Linking Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Reduction to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals1 Peter Hazlewood, Geeta Kulshrestha, and Charles McNeill, UNDP To ensure the survival of both the tree and those who have no alternative but to cut it, it is imperative that the environmental element of development be automatically integrated into all actions.2 1. BRIDGING THE CONSERVATION-DEVELOPMENT DIVIDE: GETTING BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION INTO THE MAINSTREAM OF DEVELOPMENT POLICY AND PLANNING Biodiversity conservation ­ the maintenance of diverse and healthy ecosystems and ecosystem services ­ is linked in fundamental ways to human wellbeing. These linkages are especially critical for people living in poverty. Previous chapters in this volume have described how the environment and 1. This chapter draws heavily on the DFID, EC, UNDP & the World Bank (2002) publications: Linking Poverty Reduction and Environmental Management: Policy Challenges and Opportunities. 2. Cheikh Diong, I. and Allard, D. (1994). `For a better understanding of environment/development dynamics.' Voices From Africa. United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service. http://www.unsystem.org/ngls/documents/publications.en/voices.africa/number5/vfa5.05.htm 144 environmental change affect the poor in terms of three key dimensions of human poverty: · Livelihoods ­ poor people tend to be most dependent Chapter 9 upon the environment and the direct use ...

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  • IIED code: G00439
  • Published: no date
  • Theme: Governance
  • Language: English

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