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An analysis of physical and monetary losses of environmental health and natural resources in India (English)

This study provides estimates of social and financial costs of environmental damage in India from three pollution damage categories: (i) urban air pollution; (ii) inadequate water supply, poor sanitation, and hygiene; and (iii) indoor air pollution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6219 OCT 01, 2012

Markandya, Anil; Sagar, Aarsi; Strukova, Elena; Mani, Muthukumara

India’s economic growth and environmental sustainability : what are the tradeoffs ? : India's economic growth and environmental sustainability : what are the tradeoffs ? (English)

One of the key environmental problems facing India is that of particle pollution from the combustion of fossil fuels. This has serious health consequences and with the rapid growth in the economy these impacts are increasing. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6208 SEP 01, 2012

Mani, Muthukumara; Markandya, Anil; Sagar, Aarsi; Sahin, Sebnem

Assessing the investment climate for climate investments : a comparative framework for clean energy investments in South Asia in a global context (English)

One of the strong messages that came out of the recent United Nations Climate Change conference in Durban was that the private sector has to play an important role if we are to globally move toward a low carbon, climate resilient -- or "climate compatible" -- future. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6211 SEP 01, 2012

Mani, Muthukumara S.

Assessing the investment climate for climate investments : a comparative clean energy framework for South Asia in a global context (English)

Mitigating climate change while addressing development needs will involve a massive scale-up of investments in Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE). ... See More +

Working Paper 73925 JAN 01, 2012

Mani, Muthukumara

DR-CAFTA and the environment (English)

The Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement with the United States aims to create a free trade zone for economic development. The Agreement is expected to intensify commerce and investment among the participating countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5826 OCT 01, 2011

Cunha, Barbara; Mani, Muthukumara

The effects of domestic climate change measures on international competitiveness (English)

Under the Kyoto Protocol, industrialized countries (called Annex I countries) have to reduce their combined emissions to 5 percent below 1990 levels in the first commitment period of 2008-12. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5309 MAY 01, 2010

Kee, Hiau Looi; Ma, Hong; Mani, Muthukumara

International trade and climate change : economic, legal, and institutional perspectives : Comercio internacional y cambio climatico : perspectivas economicas, legales e institucionales (Spanish)

The broad objective of this study is to analyze areas in which the climate change agenda intersects with multilateral trade obligations. The study identifies the key issues at stake, as well as possible actions -- at the national and multilateral levels -- that could help developing countries strengthen their capacities to respond to emerging conflicts between international trade and global climate regimes while taking advantage of new opportunities. ... See More +

Publication 41453 JAN 01, 2009

Kee, Hiau Looi; Morita, Sachiko; Kishore, Sunanda; Seki, Cizuka; Tatsui, Eri; Mani, Muthukumara; Sugathan, Mahesh; Govindarajalu, Chandrasekar English, Farsi

Assessing the environment, forest, and other natural resource aspects of development policy lending : a World Bank toolkit (English)

The toolkit facilitates systematic analysis of direct and indirect effects of development policy reforms on the natural environment and natural resources. ... See More +

Working Paper 47655 DEC 01, 2008

Mani, Muthukumara; Markandya, Anil; Cennachi, Incola; Kishore, Sunanda; Ipe, Viju;

Climate change : adaptation and mitigation in development programs - a practical guide (English)

The report provides practical guidance to development practitioners on systematically analyzing the direct and indirect effects of development policy reforms on climate change, as well as how climate change affects the choice of instruments used to promote sustainable development. ... See More +

Working Paper 47653 JAN 01, 2008

Mani, Muthukumara; Markandya, Anil; Ipe, viju;

Assessing the environmental, forest, and other natural resource aspects of development policy lending : a World Bank development kit (English)

The operations policy on Development Policy Lending (DPL), approved by the Board in August 2004, requires that the Bank systematically analyze whether specific country policies supported by an operation are likely to have 'significant effects' on the country's environment, forests, and other natural resources. ... See More +

Working Paper 56168 JAN 01, 2008

Mani, Muthukumara

International trade and climate change : economic, legal, and institutional perspectives (English)

The broad objective of this study is to analyze areas in which the climate change agenda intersects with multilateral trade obligations. The study identifies the key issues at stake, as well as possible actions -- at the national and multilateral levels -- that could help developing countries strengthen their capacities to respond to emerging conflicts between international trade and global climate regimes while taking advantage of new opportunities. ... See More +

Publication 41453 JAN 01, 2007

Kee, Hiau Looi; Morita, Sachiko; Kishore, Sunanda; Seki, Cizuka; Tatsui, Eri; Mani, Muthukumara; Sugathan, Mahesh; Govindarajalu, Chandrasekar Spanish, Farsi

International trade and climate change : economic, legal, and institutional perspectives (Farsi)

The broad objective of this study is to analyze areas in which the climate change agenda intersects with multilateral trade obligations. The study identifies the key issues at stake, as well as possible actions -- at the national and multilateral levels -- that could help developing countries strengthen their capacities to respond to emerging conflicts between international trade and global climate regimes while taking advantage of new opportunities. ... See More +

Publication 41453 JAN 01, 2007

Kee, Hiau Looi; Morita, Sachiko; Kishore, Sunanda; Seki, Cizuka; Tatsui, Eri; Mani, Muthukumara; Sugathan, Mahesh; Govindarajalu, Chandrasekar

Trade liberalization and the environment in Vietnam (English)

Vietnam's integration with the international economy has increased significantly over the past decade, aided by substantial liberalization of trade, and appears set to increase further as trade-expanding measures take full effect. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3879 APR 01, 2006

Jha, Shreyasi; Mani, Muthukumara

Environmental federalism : a panacea or Pandora's box for developing countries? (English)

This paper provides new empirical evidence to the debate on the optimal locus of power over environmental policymaking in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3847 FEB 01, 2006

Wollscheid, Jim R.; Fredriksson, Per G.; Mani, Muthukumara

Generating public sector resources to finance sustainable development - revenue and incentive effects (English)

The paper discusses how developing countries can generate some of the resources they need for sustainable development. Developing country government already spend significant amounts of resources on a variety of activities, but the evidence suggests that sometimes, there is substantial scope for them to generate additional resources, and most importantly perhaps, to free substantial amounts of resources which are currently being used inefficiently. ... See More +

Publication WTP538 DEC 31, 2002

Pagiola, Stefano; Martin-Hurtado, Roberto; Shyamsundar, Priya; Mani, Muthukumara; Silva, Patricia

Trade, global policy, and the environment (English)

This Discussion paper attempts to increase the level and scope of knowledge about the nexus between trade liberalization, and local and global environmental quality. ... See More +

Publication WDP402 AUG 31, 1999

Fredricksson, Per G. [ editor ]; Strutt, Anna; Anderson, Kym; Beghin, John; Bowland, Brad; Dessus, Sebastien; Roland-Holst, David; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique; Dean, JudithM.; Hettige, Hemamala; Mani, Muthukumara; Wheeler, David; Markandya, Anil; Emerton, Lucy; Mwale, Sam; Chomwitz, Kenneth; Griffiths, Charles; Puri, Jyostna; Eliste, Paavo; Dasgupta, Susmita; Laplante, Benoit; Mamingi, Nlandu; Barrett, Scott; Gaston, Noel; Martin,Will; Parry, Ian W. H.

Industrial pollution in economic development: Kuznets revisited (English)

Using new international data, the authors test for an inverse U-shaped, or "Kuznets," relationship between industrial water pollution and economic development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1876 JAN 31, 1998

Hettige, Hemamala; Mani, Muthukumara; Wheeler,David R.

Inspections and emissions in India : puzzling survey evidence about industrial pollution (English)

Industrial plants face pressure to abate water pollution from many sources, national and local, through formal government regulation and through more informal pressure from consumer groups and concern for the firm's reputation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1810 AUG 31, 1997

Pargal, Sheoli; Mani, Muthukumara; Huq, Mainul

Does environmental regulation matter? Determinants of the location of new manufacturing plants in India in 1994 (English)

The cost of complying with environmental regulations has been cited as a major burden on businesses. Is it enough of a burden to influence where businesses locate new plants, which are not restricted to their choice of location? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1718 FEB 28, 1997

Mani, Muthukumara; Pargal, Sheoli; Huq, Mainul

Roads, population pressures, and deforestation in Thailand, 1976-89 (English)

Tropical deforestation is considered one of the major environmental disasters of the 20th century, although there have been few careful studies of its causes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1726 FEB 28, 1997

Cropper, Maureen; Griffiths, Charles; Mani, Muthukumara

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An analysis of physical and monetary losses of environmental health and natural resources in India (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 WPS6219 Policy Research Working Paper
India’s economic growth and environmental sustainability : what are the tradeoffs ? : India's economic growth and environmental sustainability : what are the tradeoffs ? (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 WPS6208 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing the investment climate for climate investments : a comparative framework for clean energy investments in South Asia in a global context (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 WPS6211 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing the investment climate for climate investments : a comparative clean energy framework for South Asia in a global context (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 73925 Working Paper
DR-CAFTA and the environment (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 WPS5826 Policy Research Working Paper
The effects of domestic climate change measures on international competitiveness (English)
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MAY 01, 2010 WPS5309 Policy Research Working Paper
International trade and climate change : economic, legal, and institutional perspectives : Comercio internacional y cambio climatico : perspectivas economicas, legales e institucionales (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2009 41453 Publication English, Farsi
Assessing the environment, forest, and other natural resource aspects of development policy lending : a World Bank toolkit (English)
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DEC 01, 2008 47655 Working Paper
Climate change : adaptation and mitigation in development programs - a practical guide (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 47653 Working Paper
Assessing the environmental, forest, and other natural resource aspects of development policy lending : a World Bank development kit (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 56168 Working Paper
International trade and climate change : economic, legal, and institutional perspectives (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 41453 Publication Spanish, Farsi
International trade and climate change : economic, legal, and institutional perspectives (Farsi)
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JAN 01, 2007 41453 Publication
Trade liberalization and the environment in Vietnam (English)
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APR 01, 2006 WPS3879 Policy Research Working Paper
Environmental federalism : a panacea or Pandora's box for developing countries? (English)
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FEB 01, 2006 WPS3847 Policy Research Working Paper
Generating public sector resources to finance sustainable development - revenue and incentive effects (English)
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DEC 31, 2002 WTP538 Publication
Trade, global policy, and the environment (English)
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AUG 31, 1999 WDP402 Publication
Industrial pollution in economic development: Kuznets revisited (English)
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JAN 31, 1998 WPS1876 Policy Research Working Paper
Inspections and emissions in India : puzzling survey evidence about industrial pollution (English)
See More +
AUG 31, 1997 WPS1810 Policy Research Working Paper
Does environmental regulation matter? Determinants of the location of new manufacturing plants in India in 1994 (English)
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FEB 28, 1997 WPS1718 Policy Research Working Paper
Roads, population pressures, and deforestation in Thailand, 1976-89 (English)
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FEB 28, 1997 WPS1726 Policy Research Working Paper