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Assessment of the impacts of climate change on mountain hydrology : development of a methodology through a case study in the Andes of Peru (English)

The objective of study of the impacts of climate change on mountain hydrology is to develop a methodology to assess the net impacts of climate change on the hydrological response in mountainous regions. ... See More +

Publication 60805 MAR 24, 2011

Vergara, Walter; Deeb, Alejandro; Leino, Irene; Kitoh, Akio; Escobar, Marisa Disclosed

Climate impacts on energy systems : key issues for energy sector adaptation (English)

This report presents an overview of how the energy sector might be impacted by climate change and what options exist for its management. It focuses on energy sector adaptation, rather than mitigation, which has been a key focus of the energy sector and is not discussed in this report. ... See More +

Publication 60051 JAN 28, 2011

Ebinger, Jane; Vergara, Walter Disclosed

Assessment of the risk of Amazon dieback (English)

The Amazon basin is a key component of the global carbon cycle. The old-growth rainforests in the basin represent storage of ~ 120 petagrams of carbon (Pg C) in their biomass. ... See More +

Publication 58037 NOV 11, 2010

Vergara, Walter; Scholz, Sebastian M. Disclosed

Assessment of the impacts of climate change on mountain hydrology : development of a methodology through a case study in Peru (English)

The objective of the study is to develop a methodology to assess the net impacts of climate change on mountain hydrology. The development of this methodology will allow planners and policy makers to better plan for adaptation measures to address the climate change impacts on the power and water supply sectors. ... See More +

Energy Study 76296 SEP 28, 2010

Vergara, Walter; Deeb, Alejandro; Leino, Irene; Hansen, Megan Disclosed

Wind energy in Colombia : a framework for market entry (English)

The purpose of this report is to provide decision makers in Colombia (and by extension other countries or regions), who are considering the deployment or consolidation of wind power, with a set of options to promote its use. ... See More +

Publication 55842 JUL 30, 2010

Vergara, Walter; Deeb, Alejandro; Toba, Natsuko; Cramton, Peter; Leino, Irene; Disclosed

Assessing the potential consequences of climate destabilization in Latin America (English)

Estimating the potential costs of climate destabilization is not a trivial matter. Potential climate impacts have multiple consequences, some of which can be monetized while others are beyond the reach of standard economic tools. ... See More +

Working Paper 89922 JAN 01, 2009

Vergara, Walter Disclosed

Visualizing future climate in Latin America : results from the application of the Earth Simulator (English)

This report summarizes the application of Earth Simulator runs to model future climate in Latin America as part of efforts to better understand climate trends. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 41770 NOV 01, 2007

Vergara, Walter; Kondo, Hiroki; Perez, Edgar; Mendez Perez, Juan Matias; Magana Rueda, Victor; Martinez Arango, Maria Constanza; Ruiz Murcia, Jose Franklyn; Avalos Roldan, Grinia Jesus; Palacios, Enrique Disclosed

Transport and climate : lessons from the partnership between Mexico City and the World Bank (English)

This summary report concludes that transport plays a critical role in efforts to achieve low carbon development. It is also the key to reducing impacts on exposure to airborne pollutants in urban areas. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 40909 MAY 01, 2007

Vergara, Walter; Haeussling, Seraphine Disclosed

Responding to climate change : an action plan for the World Bank in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

Climate change is a very serious environmental challenge that affects prospects for sustainable development. Since the Industrial Revolution, the mean surface temperature of Earth has increased an average of one degree Celsius per century mainly due to the accumulation of greenhouse gases (CHGs) in the atmosphere. ... See More +

Brief 38740 NOV 01, 2006

Vergara, Walter Spanish Disclosed

Responding to climate change : an action plan for the World Bank in Latin America and the Caribbean : Respuesta al cambio climatico : un plan de accion para el Banco Mundial en America Latina y el Caribe (Spanish)

Climate change is a very serious environmental challenge that affects prospects for sustainable development. Since the Industrial Revolution, the mean surface temperature of Earth has increased an average of one degree Celsius per century mainly due to the accumulation of greenhouse gases (CHGs) in the atmosphere. ... See More +

Brief 38740 NOV 01, 2006

Vergara, Walter English Disclosed

Adapting to climate change : lessons learned, work in progress, and proposed next steps for the World Bank in Latin America (English)

This report presents a brief overview of the work on adaptation to climate change already under-taken by the World Bank in the Latin America region. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 55745 OCT 01, 2005

Vergara, Walter; Disclosed

Responding to climate change: proposed action plan for the World Bank in Latin America (English)

Climate change is a very serious environmental challenge that affects prospects for sustainable development. Since the industrial revolution, the mean surface temperature of Earth has increased an average of one degree Celsius per century mainly due to the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 30407 JUN 01, 2004

Vergara,Walter Disclosed

Improving air quality in metropolitan Mexico City : an economic valuation (English)

Mexico City has for years experienced high levels of ozone and particulate air pollution. In 1995-99 the entire population of the Mexico City metropolitan area was exposed to annual average concentrations of fine particulate pollution (particulates with a diameter of less than 10 micrometers, or PM10) exceeding 50 micrograms per cubic meter, the annual average standard in both Mexico and the United States. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2785 FEB 28, 2002

Cesar, Herman; Borja-Aburto, Victor H.; Dorland, Kees; Munoz Cruz, Roberto; Brander, Luke; Cropper, Maureen; Gonzalez Marinez, Ana Citlalic; Olaiz-Fernandez, Gustavo; Martinez Bolivar, Ana Patricia; Olsthoorn, Xander; Rosales-Castillo, Alberto; Soto Montes de Oca, Gloria; Torres-Meza, Victor; Uribe Ceron, Ricardo; Van Beukering, Pieter; Vega Lopez, Eduardo; Nino Zarazua, Max Magin; Nino Zarazua,Miguel Angel; Vergara, Walter

The materials revolution : what does it mean for developing Asia? (English)

The use of new materials such as engineering polymers and fibers has contributed to improve the productivity of industrial sectors, reduce manufacturing and construction costs and reduce energy consumption in a variety of applications. ... See More +

Publication WTP202 OCT 31, 1993

Vergara, Walter

The petrochemical industry in developing Asia : review of the current situation and prospects for development in the 1990s (English)

The purpose of this report is to address the need for information on the petrochemical industry in Asia in view of the fast-evolving situation of the industry in the region and the growing involvement of the World Bank with operations and studies in a number of Asian countries. ... See More +

Publication WTP113 JAN 31, 1990

Vergara, Walter; Babelon, Dominique

The new face of the world petrochemical sector : implications for developing countries (English)

The petrochemical sector is in the aftermath of extensive restructuring. This change has altered the current situation of the industry and its outlook. ... See More +

Publication WTP84 JUL 31, 1988

Vergara, Walter; Brown, Donald

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Assessment of the impacts of climate change on mountain hydrology : development of a methodology through a case study in the Andes of Peru (English)
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MAR 24, 2011 60805 Publication
Climate impacts on energy systems : key issues for energy sector adaptation (English)
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JAN 28, 2011 60051 Publication
Assessment of the risk of Amazon dieback (English)
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NOV 11, 2010 58037 Publication
Assessment of the impacts of climate change on mountain hydrology : development of a methodology through a case study in Peru (English)
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SEP 28, 2010 76296 Energy Study
Wind energy in Colombia : a framework for market entry (English)
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JUL 30, 2010 55842 Publication
Assessing the potential consequences of climate destabilization in Latin America (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 89922 Working Paper
Visualizing future climate in Latin America : results from the application of the Earth Simulator (English)
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NOV 01, 2007 41770 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Transport and climate : lessons from the partnership between Mexico City and the World Bank (English)
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MAY 01, 2007 40909 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Responding to climate change : an action plan for the World Bank in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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NOV 01, 2006 38740 Brief Spanish
Responding to climate change : an action plan for the World Bank in Latin America and the Caribbean : Respuesta al cambio climatico : un plan de accion para el Banco Mundial en America Latina y el Caribe (Spanish)
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NOV 01, 2006 38740 Brief English
Adapting to climate change : lessons learned, work in progress, and proposed next steps for the World Bank in Latin America (English)
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OCT 01, 2005 55745 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Responding to climate change: proposed action plan for the World Bank in Latin America (English)
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JUN 01, 2004 30407 Departmental Working Paper
Improving air quality in metropolitan Mexico City : an economic valuation (English)
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FEB 28, 2002 WPS2785 Policy Research Working Paper
The materials revolution : what does it mean for developing Asia? (English)
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OCT 31, 1993 WTP202 Publication
The petrochemical industry in developing Asia : review of the current situation and prospects for development in the 1990s (English)
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JAN 31, 1990 WTP113 Publication
The new face of the world petrochemical sector : implications for developing countries (English)
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JUL 31, 1988 WTP84 Publication