The World Bank and the Environment

The World Bank and the Environment

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This publication contains the annual review for fiscal 1996 (July 1995-June 1996) and a 10-year accounting of the project portfolio in a project matrix (Appendix). The annual review portion of the publication is divided into four sections:an overview, a series of regional review, a set of reviews on a spectrum of environmental and social issues, and a brief scan of relevant publications. The environmental and social issues discussed include:biodiversity conservation; fostering global warming solutions through energy efficiency, demand side management and renewable technologies; linking physical environmental effects to economic impacts; legal aspects of environmental management; building strategic alliance to avoid duplicating efforts in environmental work; Bank's work on pollution management and technology policy; engaging private sector into environmental investments; enhancing participatory approaches in decisionmaking; and freshwater, coastal and marine resource management. In addition, a new column called Reflection sets the context for the Bank's work in the larger global agenda drawn up in Rio's Agenda 21 in 1992.Environment Matters and the World Bank World Bank Staff ... A Resettlement Action Plan has been prepared for temporary resettlement (137 families) and permanent resettlement of 39 families. ... The project will strengthen regulatory guidelines for inter-provincial, regional planning; improve conservation awareness locallyanbsp;...

Title:The World Bank and the Environment
Author:World Bank Staff
Publisher:World Bank Publications - 1997-01-01


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