IIED logo


Environmental Mainstreaming
Integrating environment into development institutions and decisions

Main Menu
Environment Inside
Goals and Challenges
Environmental Mainstreaming in Development Initiative
Issue Paper

Country Learning Groups and Surveys

Conferences, Workshops and Events
Key Literature
User Guide Project (2008-2008)
Contact Us
Poverty Environment Partnership
Archive content from the NSSD website

Enirvironment Inside - Contents

Part 1: Background to environmental mainstreaming (EM): purpose and approach

  1. The purpose of environmental mainstreaming
  2. The policy framework and mandates for environmental mainstreaming and to which it
  3. Targeting environmental mainstreaming
  4. Main environmental mainstreaming issues:
  5. 4.1 Climate change mitigation and adaptation
  6. 4.2 Harnessing renewable energy
  7. 4.3 Responding to environmental health problems
  8. 4.4 Poverty issues:
  9. 4.5 Securing natural-resource-based economies
  10. 4.6 Loss of biodiversity and habitats
  11. 4.7 Land degradation
  12. 4.8 Enabling an environmental contribution to meeting all MDGs
  13. 4.9 Leveraging co-benefits
  14. Challenges in achieving environmental mainstreaming
  15. Environmental mainstreaming concepts and principles


Part 2: Capacities and resources required for EM

  1. Environmental mainstreaming skills and capabilities
  2. Needs assessment for environmental mainstreaming
    [Resource not yet available]
  3. Capacity development approaches
    [Resource under development] - to be developed]
  4. Institutionalising environmental mainstreaming
    [Resource not yet available - to be developed]


Part 3: Making Environmental Mainstreaming Operational: Key Steps

  1. Understanding environment-poverty-development linkages (examples, typology)
    [Resource not yet available - to be developed]
  2. Defining the outcomes to achieve
  3. Selecting entry points for environmental mainstreaming: in institutions, policies, strategies,
    plans, budgeting and procedures
  4. Collecting country-specific evidence in support of mainstreaming
    [Resource not yet available - to be developed]
  5. Influencing policy processes
    [Resource not yet available - to be developed]
  6. Budgeting and financing (public expenditure reviews and budgeting for
    environmental management and mainstreaming; fiscal, and project, market and user-
    pays mechanisms; aid budget and sector support; operational budgets for
    environmental management; investing in environment (infrastructure and public
    works, etc.); other approaches)

    [Resource not yet available - to be developed]
  7. Supporting the implementation of measures
    [Resource not yet available - to be developed]
  8. Influencing the national monitoring system
    [Resource not yet available - to be developed]
  9. Advocating, engaging and communicating environmental mainstreaming
  10. Environmental mainstreaming responsibilities of different stakeholders:
    [Resource not yet available - to be developed]
  11. Monitoring and evaluating the environmental mainstreaming effort
  12. Key steps in environmental mainstreaming


Part 4: Resources and Case Materials

  1. Tool Profiles
  2. Key Literature
  3. Case materials
    [Resource not yet available – to be developed]
Resource Menu
  1. Purpose of EM
  2. Policy framework & mandates
  3. Targeting EM
  4. Main EM issues
  5. Challenges
  6. Concepts and principles
  7. Skills and capabilities
  8. Needs assessment
  9. Capacity development
  10. Institutionalising EM
  11. Environment-poverty-development linkages
  12. Outcomes to achieve
  13. Entry points of EM
  14. Country Evidence
  15. Influencing policy processes
  16. Budgeting and financing
  17. Implementing measures
  18. Influencing national monitoring system
  19. Advocating & communicating EM
  20. Stakeholder responsibilities
  21. Monitoring and evaluation
  22. Key steps in EM
  23. Tool Profiles
  24. Key literature
  25. Case materials
Copyright 2007 IIED