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Sea-level rise and coastal wetlands : impacts and costs (English)

Scientific evidence indicates that global warming could well lead to a sea-level rise of 1 meter or more in the 21st century. This paper seeks to quantify how a 1-meter sea-level rise that would affect coastal wetlands in 76 developing countries and territories, taking into account how much of wetlands would be submerged and how likely the wetlands would move inland as the coastline recedes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6277 NOV 01, 2012

Blankespoor, Brian; Dasgupta, Susmita; Laplante, Benoit Disclosed

Economic analysis of the environmental and social impacts of the Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectricity Power Project (English)

The Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectricity Power Project (NT2), located in the Khammouane Province of central Lao's People Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), aims to produce electricity with a generating capacity of 1,070 MW. ... See More +

Working Paper 67571 JAN 01, 2012

Laplante, Benoit Disclosed

Design and implementation of environmental performance rating and public disclosure programs : a summary of issues and recommendations based on experiences in East Asian countries (English)

A number of countries around the world have in recent years implemented environmental performance rating and public disclosure programs, and, where evidence is available, these programs have been shown to induce pollution reduction. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5551 JAN 01, 2011

Gozun, Elisea G.; Laplante, Benoit; Wang, Hua Disclosed

The economics of adaptation to extreme weather events in developing countries (English)

This paper attempts to assess the economics of adaptation to extreme weather events. The author address several questions that are relevant for the international discussion: how will climate change alter the incidence of these events, and how will their impact be distributed geographically? ... See More +

Other Environmental Study 56659 AUG 01, 2010

Blankespoor, Brian; Dasgupta, Susmita; Laplante, Benoit; Wheeler, David Disclosed

Adaptation to climate extremes in developing countries : the role of education (English)

Global climate models predict a rise in extreme weather in the next century. To better understand future interactions among adaptation costs, socioeconomic development, and climate change in developing countries, observed losses of life from floods and droughts during 1960-2003 are modeled using three determinants: weather events, income per capita, and female education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5342 JUN 01, 2010

Blankespoor, Brian; Dasgupta, Susmita; Laplante, Benoit; Wheeler, David Disclosed

Sea-level rise and storm surges : a comparative analysis of impacts in developing countries (English)

An increase in sea surface temperature is evident at all latitudes and in all oceans. The current understanding is that ocean warming plays a major role in intensified cyclone activity and heightened storm surges. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4901 APR 01, 2009

Dasgupta, Susmita; Laplante, Benoit; Murray, Siobhan; Wheeler, David Disclosed

The impact of sea level rise on developing countries : a comparative analysis (English)

Sea level rise (SLR) due to climate change is a serious global threat. The scientific evidence is now overwhelming. Continued growth of greenhouse gas emissions and associated global warming could well promote SLR of 1m-3m in this century, and unexpectedly rapid breakup of the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets might produce a 5m SLR. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4136 FEB 01, 2007

Dasgupta, Susmita; Laplante, Benoit; Meisner, Craig; Wheeler, David; Jianping Yan Disclosed

Welfare measurement bias in household and on-site surveying of water-based recreation : an application to Lake Sevan, Armenia (English)

Studies comparing household surveys with on-site interceptor surveys have typically accounted for over-sampling avid users in the on-site interceptor surveys (that is, endogenous stratification). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3932 JUN 01, 2006

Meisner, Craig; Wang, Hua; Laplante, Benoit Disclosed

Firms' environmental performance : does news matter ? (English)

The empirical literature on environmental performance or compliance has followed two strands: one based on the impact of formal regulation as a means of inducing better environmental performance, and another centered on the role of informal regulation which mainly emphasizes the role of communities and capital markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3888 APR 01, 2006

Mamingi, Nlandu; Dasgupta, Susmita; Laplante, Benoit; Hong, Jong Ho Disclosed

Environment as cultural heritage: the Armenian diaspora's willingness-to-pay to protect Armenia's Lake Sevan (English)

This paper presents a study of willingness-to-pay of the Armenian Diaspora in the United States to protect Armenia's Lake Sevan, a unique and precious symbol of the Armenian cultural heritage. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3520 FEB 01, 2005

Laplante, Benoit; Meisner, Craig; Wang, Hua

Estimating willingness-to-pay with random valuation models : an application to Lake Sevan, Armenia (English)

This paper presents a case study of willingness-to-pay (WTP) estimation using random valuation models. A contingent valuation survey was conducted in Yerevan, Armenia to estimate people's WTP for the protection of Lake Sevan. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3367 AUG 01, 2004

Wang,Hua; Laplante, Benoit; Xun Wu; Meisner, Craig

Disclosure of environmental violations and the stock market in the Republic of Korea (English)

For almost 20 years, the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea has published on a monthly basis a list of enterprises that fail to comply with national environmental laws and regulations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3344 JUN 01, 2004

Dasgupta, Susmita; Jong Ho Hong; Laplante, Benoit; Mamingi, Nlandu

Public disclosure of environmental violations in the Republic of Korea (English)

Since 1989, environmental authorities of the Republic of Korea have published on a monthly basis a list of enterprises violating the country's environmental rules and regulations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3126 AUG 31, 2003

Jong Ho Long; Laplante, Benoit; Meisner, Craig

Environmental policy and time consistency - emissions taxes and emissions trading (English)

The authors examine policy problems related to the use of emissions taxes, and emissions trading, two market-based instruments for controlling pollution by getting regulated firms to adopt cleaner technologies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2351 MAY 31, 2000

Kennedy, Peter W.; Laplante, Benoit

Industrial environmental performance in China - the impact of inspections (English)

Little empirical research has been done on monitoring and enforcement issues in environmental economics, especially to analyze the impact of monitoring and enforcement on polluters' environmental performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2285 FEB 29, 2000

Dasgupta, Susmita; Laplante, Benoit; Namingi, Nlandu; Wang,Hua

Incentives for pollution control - regulation and public disclosure (English)

An increasing number of regulators have adopted public disclosure programs to create incentives for pollution control. Previous empirical analyses of monitoring and enforcement issues have focused strictly on the impact of such traditional practices as monitoring (inspections) and enforcement (fines and penalties) on polluters' environmental performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2291 FEB 29, 2000

Foulon, Jerome; Lanoie, Paul; Laplante, Benoit

Accounting for toxicity risks in pollution control : does it matter? (English)

The accounting and public release of information about industrial toxic pollution emissions is meeting increasing criticism in that these listings typically do not account for the different toxicity risks associated with different pollutants. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2002 NOV 30, 1998

Dasgupta, Susmita; Laplante, Benoit; Meisner, Craig

Capital markets responses to environmental performance in developing countries (English)

Firms in developing countries are often said to have no incentives to invest in pollution control because they typically face weak monitoring and enforcement of environmental regulations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1909 APR 30, 1998

Dasgupta, Susmita; Laplante, Benoit; Mamingi, Nlandu

Creating incentives to control pollution (English)

An innovative program in Indonesia, developed with assistance from the World Bank researches, set out to tap the power of public opinion and financial markets to encourage factories to reduce pollution. ... See More +

Brief 17317 JUL 31, 1997

Afsah, Shakeb; Laplante, Benoit; Shaman, David; Wheeler, David

Can capital markets create incentives for pollution control? (English)

After weighing the costs and benefits of pollution control, profit-maximizing firms sometimes choose not to invest in pollution abatement because the penalty they expect regulators to impose for noncompliance falls short of the cost of abatement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1753 APR 30, 1997

Lanoie, Paul; Laplante, Benoit; Roy, Maite

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Sea-level rise and coastal wetlands : impacts and costs (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 WPS6277 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic analysis of the environmental and social impacts of the Nam Theun 2 Hydroelectricity Power Project (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 67571 Working Paper
Design and implementation of environmental performance rating and public disclosure programs : a summary of issues and recommendations based on experiences in East Asian countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 WPS5551 Policy Research Working Paper
The economics of adaptation to extreme weather events in developing countries (English)
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AUG 01, 2010 56659 Other Environmental Study
Adaptation to climate extremes in developing countries : the role of education (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 WPS5342 Policy Research Working Paper
Sea-level rise and storm surges : a comparative analysis of impacts in developing countries (English)
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APR 01, 2009 WPS4901 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of sea level rise on developing countries : a comparative analysis (English)
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FEB 01, 2007 WPS4136 Policy Research Working Paper
Welfare measurement bias in household and on-site surveying of water-based recreation : an application to Lake Sevan, Armenia (English)
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JUN 01, 2006 WPS3932 Policy Research Working Paper
Firms' environmental performance : does news matter ? (English)
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APR 01, 2006 WPS3888 Policy Research Working Paper
Environment as cultural heritage: the Armenian diaspora's willingness-to-pay to protect Armenia's Lake Sevan (English)
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FEB 01, 2005 WPS3520 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating willingness-to-pay with random valuation models : an application to Lake Sevan, Armenia (English)
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AUG 01, 2004 WPS3367 Policy Research Working Paper
Disclosure of environmental violations and the stock market in the Republic of Korea (English)
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JUN 01, 2004 WPS3344 Policy Research Working Paper
Public disclosure of environmental violations in the Republic of Korea (English)
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AUG 31, 2003 WPS3126 Policy Research Working Paper
Environmental policy and time consistency - emissions taxes and emissions trading (English)
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MAY 31, 2000 WPS2351 Policy Research Working Paper
Industrial environmental performance in China - the impact of inspections (English)
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FEB 29, 2000 WPS2285 Policy Research Working Paper
Incentives for pollution control - regulation and public disclosure (English)
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FEB 29, 2000 WPS2291 Policy Research Working Paper
Accounting for toxicity risks in pollution control : does it matter? (English)
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NOV 30, 1998 WPS2002 Policy Research Working Paper
Capital markets responses to environmental performance in developing countries (English)
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APR 30, 1998 WPS1909 Policy Research Working Paper
Creating incentives to control pollution (English)
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JUL 31, 1997 17317 Brief
Can capital markets create incentives for pollution control? (English)
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APR 30, 1997 WPS1753 Policy Research Working Paper