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Poverty-environment Partnership Joint Paper: Getting to Zero | June 2016

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This paper builds on this new global sustainable devel-opment framework: making the case to mainstream poverty, environment — and now climate — issues into the centre of efforts to implement the sDGs, nationally Determined Contributions and other initiatives towards the 2030 agenda. the paper addresses the significant scale of linked poverty, environment and climate prob-lems and emphasises the need for structural reforms, especially to improve inclusion.

The paper updates the context — with a stock-take on how linked poverty, environment and climate issues have been addressed together. it makes the point that poverty, environment and climate issues are highly political, being both created and sometimes resolved by business and social actors, and not only government. yet the initiatives that have dealt with them tend to have been too technocratic and limited by current political, governance and finance rules.

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