The evidence has never been stronger that protecting the environment is not only compatible with the World Bank's development objectives, but in fact essential to achieving them....
The Business Case for Green Power
Describes the business case for companies to use renewable resources to meet their energy needs.
Applications in State Modernization, Social Development, Competitiveness, and Regional Integration
Describes how attention to environmental sustainability can be mainstreamed into four pillars, and provides guidance to staff efforts to put mainstreaming into practice in the design and implementation of regional, country- and project- level operations.
The challenge for Asia
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.
What future for export credit agencies in development finance?
Calls for the reform or even elimination of ECAs come in the broader policy context of government commitments to meet Millennium Development Goals that set targets for poverty alleviation, health, education, and environmental protection.
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....
The Environmental and Social Challenges
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.
Investing in the Clean Car Revolution
Presents framework for understanding the regulatory and market dynamics driving the demand for more fuel efficient and less polluting automobiles, and highlights investment ideas levered to this long-term theme.
Policies to regulate greenhouse gases are being developed and implemented in major markets around the world. Because these new policies bring costs as well as opportunities, prudent investors will factor climate change risk into investment decisions.
Provides investors worldwide with information to assist them in responding to the financial risks and investment opportunities posed by climate change.