Consequently, for the country as a whole and for poor communities in particular, green growth and poverty reduction must go hand in hand and development cooperation will promote ‘pro-poor green growth’, i.e. environmentally sustainable growth that particularly benefits disadvantaged people. This is a core element of the GoG’s LCDS; the UNCT Strategy recognises this priority and supports the development of low-carbon approaches that promote sustainable poverty reduction and pro-poor growth.
The UNCT proposes to contribute to this outcome: “National policies, strategies, and plans for disaster risk reduction (DRR), management of natural resources and access to clean energy and services developed, implemented, monitored, and evaluated” with the following outputs:
- Strengthened national capacities to plan and implement policies and strategies for DRM and impact from climate change;
- Strategies developed to manage natural resources, incorporating sustainability objectives as measured by global and national indices;
- Access to energy services, electricity or alternative energy in the unserved areas increased;
- Capacity of natural resources agencies, and of indigenous and other communities, strengthened to address adaptation and effective responses to climate change;
- Capacity built among communities to develop effective responses to climate change.