This publication brings together selected Stories of Change which we will hopefully catalyze and motivate governments, stakeholders, and the international development community at large to invest in, and support, poverty-environment mainstreaming across the globe as one element of the transition to an inclusive, green economy. Poverty-environment mainstreaming is a compelling and effective approach and set of tools and capacities for driving the institutional change which can –and ultimately will - deliver sustainable development.
These Stories of Change showcase that innovative and flexible ways of working can be the norm rather than the exception.
The booklet includes the following chapters:
- Bangladesh pioneers new ‘climate change accounts’ to reveal the real cost of adaptation;
- Lao PDR new rulebook for foreign investment in natural resources boosts local benefits;
- Malawi changes course after analysing the real costs and benefits of policy choices;
- Tajikistan overhauls their whole planning process with the ‘triple bottom line’;
- Sharing the waste, sharing the wealth: Uruguay uses the law to catalyse the transition to an inclusive green economy; and
- The global story the architects of change.