Disclaimer This publication is a joint product of staff from The World Conservation Union (IUCN), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), and an independent consultant, prepared by IUCN on behalf of the Poverty-Environment Partnership (PEP). The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of their respective governing bodies, or when applicable, the countries there represented. Other Poverty-Environment Partnership publications 1. Sustaining the Environment to Fight Poverty and Achieve the MDGs. The economics case and priorities for action. The Poverty-Environment Partnership (PEP) is a network of bilateral aid agencies, multilateral development banks, UN agencies and international NGOs that aims to address key poverty-environment issues within the framework of international efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Analytical work and knowledge-sharing activities undertaken by the PEP since 2001 points to three broad, fundamental lessons that underpin efforts to link poverty reduction and environmental management: • The environmental quality of growth matters to people living in poverty; • Environmental management cannot be treated separately from other development concerns; • People living in poverty must be seen as part of the solution rather than part of the problem. Acknowledgements Thanks to Joshua Bishop and Lucy Emerton (IUCN), Maryanne Grieg-Gran (IIED) and Paul Steele (independent) for researching the various case studies and providing abstracts.