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Cost of environmental degradation - the case of Lebanon and Tunisia (English,French)

This report is the first step in a process supported by the Mediterranean Environmental Technical Assistance Program (METAP), toward using environmental damage, cost assessments as an instrument for integrating environmental issues into economic, and social development. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 29902 JUN 01, 2004

Sarraf, Maria; Larsen, Bjorn; Owaygen, Marwan

The Economics of Regional Poverty-Environment Programs: An Application for Lao People's Democratic Republic (English)

Program administrators are often faced with the difficult problem of allocating scarce resources among regions in a country when interventions are aimed at addressing multiple objectives. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3267 APR 01, 2004

Buys, Piet; Chomitz, Kenneth; Dasgupta, Susmita; Deichmann, Uwe; Larsen, Bjorn; Meisner, Craig; Nygard, Jostein; Pandey, Kiran; Pinnoi, Nat;Wheeler,David R.

Environment matters at the World Bank : annual review - fall 1996 (English)

The fall issue of the annual review on the environment, highlights the World Bank's work during FY96, through an overview of the loans contribution in strengthening environmental management, and in identifying the guiding principles for "mainstreaming" environmental concerns into the Bank's regular investment work. ... See More +

Publication 21283 JUL 31, 1996

Fleming, Clare [editor]; Strong, Maurice; Steer, Andrew; Partridge, William; Georgieva, Kristalina; Ramankutty, Ramesh; Mercier, Jean-Roger; Larsen, Bjorn; Hanson, Todd; Oliveira, Letitia; Cassells, David; Watson, Robert; Dixon, John; Freestone, David; Aycrigg, Maria; Walters, Brad; Ackerman, Richard; Rubino, Michael; Younger, Dana; Riddle, Martyn; Newcombe, Ken; McPhail, Kathryn; Jacobs, Susan; Lintner, Stephen

Natural resource extraction, pollution intensive spending and inequities in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

This paper focuses on a few selected environmental and natural resources issues in the Middle East and North Africa (MNA) region that may have major implications in terms of the region's broader development agenda. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 14840 OCT 31, 1995

Larsen,Bjorn Klavdy Disclosed

Global tradable carbon permits, participation incentives, and transfers (English)

Most OECD countries have committed themselves to stabilizing their carbon emission at 1990 levels by the year 2000, and some to reducing emissions to 80-90 percent of 1990 levels by the years 2005 and 2010. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1315 JUN 30, 1994

Larsen, Bjorn; Shah, Anwar

World fossil fuel subsidies and global carbon emissions in a model with interfuel substitution (English)

The author presents a simple empirical framework for estimating the level of world fossil fuel subsidies and analyzing their implications for carbon dioxide emissions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1256 FEB 28, 1994

Larsen, Bjorn

World fossil fuel subsidies and global carbon emissions (English)

Larsen and Shah present evidence on the level of fossil fuel subsidies and their implications for carbon dioxide emissions. They conclude that substantial fossil fuel subsidies prevail in a handful of large, carbon-emitting countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1002 OCT 31, 1992

Larsen, Bjorn; Shah, Anwar; DEC

Carbon taxes, the greenhouse effect, and developing countries (English)

The authors evaluate the case for carbon taxes in terms of national interests. They reach the following conclusions. (A) A global carbon tax involves issues of international resource transfers and would be difficult to administer and enforce. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS957 AUG 31, 1992

Shah, Anwar; Larsen, Bjorn

How trade and economic policies affect agriculture : a framework for analysis applied to Tanzania and Malawi (English)

The authors provide a general equilibrium model for analyzing the mechanisms by which macroeconomic, trade, price, and exchange rate policies affect agricultural export sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS719 JUL 31, 1991

Lopez, Ramon; Ali, Ridwan; Larsen, Bjorn