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mainstreaming poverty-environment linkages

Mainstreaming poverty-environment linkages in local governance for sustainable development

In developing countries, there is an increasing awareness of the necessity to formulate and implement pro-poor environmental policies and programs to achieve sustained broad-based economic growth for all. In the Philippines, the local government units play a pivotal role in ensuring that while local economy progresses, the environment remains protected. Mainstreaming poverty and environment concerns into the local government units (LGUs) policies, plans and programs is a step towards complementing the objectives of the localization of sustainable development.

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