To regain momentum on the MDGs, we must recognize the role of healthy ecosystems in successful development.
Scaling Up Local Solutions
This working paper sets out a framework to scale up locally-driven solutions to ecosystem decline, climate change and poverty.
This report argues that human rights are an integral
part of effective and sustainable development, and should be explicitly considered in all World Bank
Group (WBG) investment decisions. We examine
the WBG’s integration of human rights standards
into its operations —...
Distributional Mechanisms and Emerging Links with Poverty Alleviation and Equity
This working paper documents a study of the Cameroonian forest taxation system, examining the distribution practices of the government.
Forest Revenue-Sharing in Cameroon
This Forest Note summarizes findings from case studies of
three rural councils in Cameroon regarding implementation of the government's annual forestry fee revenue-sharing system from 2000-2002....
As South Africa moves forward with its own preparations for climate change, other countries are taking note.
Leaders must overcome the mistrust that has characterized recent U.S.-India relations on climate change and energy.
Options and Implications
A Copenhagen agreement on climate change will likely take a legally binding form, but one that provides for a range of commitments by countries. This Working Paper clarifies a complex set of issues around the legal character of commitments and weighs the potential risks and benefits to...
From September to November 2009, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) is conducting an initial scoping of issues to improve in its updated sustainability policies.