Mainstreaming Environment and Climate for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development: A Handbook to Strengthen Planning and Budgeting Processes

Provides guidance and tools for policy makers and practitioners to integrate pro-poor environment, natural resource and climate objectives into development policies, plans, budgets and implementation programmes at national, subnational and sectoral levels.  The guidance and tools therefore promote an integrated and cross sectors approach in support of SDG planning, implementation and monitoring at national, subnational and sectoral levels.

Sustainable Development Goals covered by this tool



The target audiences and users consists primarily of practitioners at the national, subnational (regional, district, municipal) and sectoral levels, and champions of integrating poverty and environment linkages across the SDGs and national planning, budgeting and implementation processes.

  • Risk-informed planning toolsfor resilience building, adaptation and identifying synergies and unlocking bottlenecks
  • Last-mile tools to support meeting the SDGs and targets and unlocking bottlenecks for all segments of society and reaching the furthest behind first
  • Integration tools for analysing interconnections, synergies, trade-offs and bottlenecks among SDGs
  • Human Rights Mainstreaming Tools
  • Vulnerability Assessment Tools
  • Economic Forecasting Tools
  • Fragility Assessment Tools
  • Environmental Degradation Risk Reduction Tools
  • Indicators and Assessment Tools
  • Community-based Planning, Partnership, and Multi-stakeholder Engagement Tools
  • Static Inter-linkage Analysis Tools
  • Tools for Financing Resilience
  • Tools for Financing the SDGs

Diagnostics, Programming methodologies, Financing instruments and funds


Open Source

Computer System Requirements:

Basic Computer

Developed By:

UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI)


Isabell Kempf, Co-Director of the Poverty Environment Facility, and Anne Juepner (UNDP), Co-Director, Poverty Environment Facility (



UNDP-UN Environment Poverty Environment Initiative