This research policy conference. "Counting on the Environment: The contribution of forests to rural livelihoods", aims to increase awareness about the critical links between poverty and the environment by presenting new research findings and bringing together researchers, policy makers, and practitioners. An intended outcome of the conference is to help putting the environment more firmly onto the poverty agenda, and to strengthen the case for more systematic data collection on the way in which poor people rely on forests.
Many organisations are exploring the links between conservation and poverty. See details of all recent and forthcoming meetings and events.
We also periodically organise or support events that tackle key issues of relevance to learning group members. If you are interested events check out our meetings and events page.
The Poverty and Conservation Learning Group is an international network of organisations that promotes learning on the linkages between biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction.
During the current financial year (to March 2014) the PCLG website is funded by the Arcus Foundation, UK aid, Sida and Danida, however, the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of these organisations.