Sustainable and equitable environmental management and use of natural resources are key elements in achieving robust economic development and lasting poverty alleviation. Managing natural resources requires an interdisciplinary approach that considers the physical, biological, economic and social aspects of handling and preserving natural resources. Due to economic development and population growth, the environment is under more pressure than ever. Through the normal process of living, vital resources have been depleted such as air, water and soil, which leads to pollution, water scarcity, land degradation, destruction of ecosystems and habitat, and biodiversity loss. Furthermore, combustion of fossil fuels and clearance of natural vegetation have driven climate change.

Considering the cross-cutting nature and complexity of environmental management, a holistic approach to environmental and socio‐economic planning is crucial for long-term sustainability. It is critical that economic sectors sufficiently address environmental and climate issues in policies, planning, budgeting and implementation.  PEM's work contributes to improving environmental management in a number of areas by focusing on regulatory frameworks, institutional analysis and capacity strengthening.

Main areas of expertise:

  • Natural resource management (NRM)

  • Climate Change (CC)

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

  • Water resources management (WRM)

  • Sustainable Energy