Information for G02196
International Stakeholders Panel on Mainstreaming Environment in Development
The challenge to integrate environment into development has never been more urgent. Infrastructure and agriculture must be climate-proofed. Industry must be energy- and water-efficient. Poor people’s environmental deprivations must be tackled in development activity. Their environmental rights must be recognised and supported. To achieve this, major policy, planning, investment and monitoring institutions need to change. There are many tasks involved in ‘environmental mainstreaming’ – covering advocacy, analysis, planning, investment, management, and monitoring. Getting them right is not always easy: the environment is usually treated as an externality in major institutions.