This report analyzes water availability across all potentially commercial shale resources worldwide.
It also reveals that water availability could limit shale resource development on every continent except Antarctica.
This paper introduces the socio-economic implications of modern agricultural biotechnology in Asia and suggests a research agenda to determine if and how biotechnology can contribute to pro-poor sustainable development in the region.
Investigates the limited extent to which climate change issues have been included in the World Bank Group's country assistance strategies, energy-sector loans and project lending and recommends reforms to improve Bank practices....
This policy brief examines the limitations of MDB measures to assess and monitor the environmental and social impacts of subproject investments resulting from their lending through Financial Intermediary institutions.
Text of comments from the June 3, 2005 Tax Reform and the Environment seminar.
Text of comments at the June 3, 2005 Tax Reform and the Environment seminar.
Provides investors worldwide with information to assist them in responding to the financial risks and investment opportunities posed by climate change.
Plenary Address for the Conference on "Tax Policy in EU Candidate Countries On the Eve of Enlargement" Riga, Latvia, September 12, 2003.
The second in a series of "What Works" case studies to be released, the PRODEM FFP case study highlights the innovative use of Smart ATM technology in financial service delivery in Bolivia.
An assessment of U.S. performance in two areas that influence the environmental character of private financial flows to developing countries: bilateral export and investment promotion agencies and multilateral financial institutions.
Drawing on past experience from six country studies, this report provides recommendations for including environmental concerns and social public benefits as integral parts of reforms in the electric power sector.
An assessment of the potential interaction between the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and the framework of international investment law.
A Biodiversity Support Program publication, this report outlines the extent of biodiversity conservation funding in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Reveals that export credit and investment insurance agencies (ECAs) as a group are promoting exports and investments to developing countries that will contribute to long-term increases in greenhouse gas emissions.
Prepared for the OECD Climate Forum, this paper addresses the two key institutional dimensions of the CDM: Design of the regulatory framework and design of the implementation models.
Addresses the intersection between the forest sector and structural adjustment lending and asks the question, "To what extent, and under what conditions, can the World Bank be an effective proponent of forest policy reform through adjustment lending?"...
WRI authors team up with collaborators in Brazil, China and India to assess the development benefits of potential CDM projects.
This report reviews the challenges and opportunities presented by the Climate Convention and the Kyoto Protocol for Central and Eastern European countries with economies in transition, and serves as a background study for the project.
How the community of non-governmental organizations that until recently focused on multilateral development bank reform is responding to the rise of private investment flows to developing and transition economies.
Profiles eight segments of the private financial services industry, and identifies a list of potential leverage points for influencing various actors to integrate environmental considerations into decision making.
Environmental lobbying in Indonesia has traditionally been done by pressuring the Indonesian state on one hand and the donor countries and global funding agencies such as the World Bank and IMF on the other hand.