Steps Toward Green Economy in ArmeniaDec 18, 2015
Yerevan, 18 December 2015 - Poverty and environment in Armenia was the topic of the workshop that brought together representatives of UNDP, government institutions, private sector, academia, and international organizations. The initiative aims to contribute to poverty reduction and improved well-being of poor and vulnerable groups through mainstreaming the environment into national development processes. Attendees of the workshop discussed the UNDP-UNEP Poverty and Environment Initiative (PEI) Technical Assistance Project Phase II.
The key objective of the PEI Phase II preparatory stage in Armenia was elaboration of the full scale project framework that will enable better addressing existing poverty and environmental issues and facilitating transition to greener and inclusive growth. As part of the second project preparation phase, UNDP will conduct a feasibility study for integration of modules of Environment Economic Accounts and finalize the full sized PEI Phase II project document.
The workshop has provided a platform for sharing recommendations and getting a better understanding of political approaches towards the introduction of green economy aspects in the country’s development agenda. Discussion of opportunities and challenges for defining future PEI phase priorities, future steps and identification of potential synergies with on-going national activities were in focus.
PEI is a global joint initiative of the UNDP and the UNEP. It is supporting country-level efforts to mainstream environmental management into national and sub-national planning processes through financial and technical assistance and capacity development.