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The costs of adapting to climate change for infrastructure (English)

An approach to estimating the costs of adapting to climate change is presented along with results for major components of infrastructure. The analysis separates the price/cost and quantity effects of climate change. ... See More +

Other Environmental Study 56660 AUG 01, 2010

Hughes, Gordon; Chinowsky, Paul; Strzepek, Ken Disclosed

Brazil : managing water quality - mainstreaming the environment in the water sector : Brasil : a gestao da qualidade da agua - insercao de temas ambientais na agenda do setor hidrico (Portuguese)

This study examines how environmental issues have been addressed in the water sector in Brazil, within the context of activities of the Federal Government, generally, and those implemented under Bank sector operations, in particular. ... See More +

Publication WTP532 JAN 01, 2002

Margulis, Sergio; Hughes, Gordon; Gambrill, Martin; Azevedo, Luiz Gabriel T. English

Brazil : managing water quality - mainstreaming the environment in the water sector (English)

This study examines how environmental issues have been addressed in the water sector in Brazil, within the context of activities of the Federal Government, generally, and those implemented under Bank sector operations, in particular. ... See More +

Publication WTP532 JAN 01, 2002

Margulis, Sergio; Hughes, Gordon; Gambrill, Martin; Azevedo, Luiz Gabriel T. Portuguese

Poland - Complying with EU environmental legislation (English)

This report examines the implications for Poland of complying with the European Union's environmental directives. It starts by discussing the importance of establishing efficient institutions to set policies, enforce legislation and monitor results. ... See More +

Publication WTP454 FEB 29, 2000

Bucknall, Julia; Hughes, Gordon

Environmental challenges of fuel use (English)

Among the potential effects of fossil fuel combustion are urban air pollution, acid rain, and changes in global climate. A study of six cities in developing countries and of an industrial area in Poland examined how various fuels and sources contribute to health and other environmental damages and analyzed abatement strategies for reducing these damages. ... See More +

Brief 20760 DEC 31, 1999

Lvovsky, Kseniya; Hughes, Gordon

Economic reform and environmental performance in transition economies (English)

The transition to a market economy is expected to lead to environmental as well as economic improvement. In practice, realization of the expected gains may come slowly, especially for countries where economic reform and growth have lagged. ... See More +

Publication WTP446 SEP 30, 1999

Hughes, Gordon; Lovei, Magda

Pollution prevention and abatement handbook 1998 : toward cleaner production (English)

The handbook has been prepared to update and replace the "1988 Environmental Guidelines." The Handbook is specifically designed to be used in the context of the World Bank Group's environmental policies, as set out in Operational Policy (OP) 4.01, "Environmental Assessment," and related documents. ... See More +

Publication 19128 APR 01, 1999

Ackermann,Richard O.; Aggarwal,Sanjeev; Dixon,John Richard; Fitzgerald,Arthur D.; Hanrahan,David C.; Hughes,Gordon A.; Kunte,Arundhati; Lovei,Magda; Lvovsky,Kseniya; Somani,Anil H. Chinese Disclosed

Pollution prevention and abatement handbook 1998 : toward cleaner production (Chinese)

The handbook has been prepared to update and replace the "1988 Environmental Guidelines." The Handbook is specifically designed to be used in the context of the World Bank Group's environmental policies, as set out in Operational Policy (OP) 4.01, "Environmental Assessment," and related documents. ... See More +

Publication 19128 APR 01, 1999

Ackermann,Richard O.; Aggarwal,Sanjeev; Dixon,John Richard; Fitzgerald,Arthur D.; Hanrahan,David C.; Hughes,Gordon A.; Kunte,Arundhati; Lovei,Magda; Lvovsky,Kseniya; Somani,Anil H. English Disclosed

Priorities for environmental expenditures in industry - Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union (English)

Large, old-fashioned heavy industrial plants are major sources of pollution in most of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Plants which were designed to maximize production with little regard for efficiency or for the protection of workers and the environment are now responsible for a high level of pollutant emissions and are affecting the pollution conditions and the health status of large areas of these countries. ... See More +

Publication 17990 MAY 31, 1998

Ambler, Mark; Marrow, John; Jones, Wynne; Hughes, Gordon; Hanrahan, David; Lovei, Magda

Environmental action programme for Central and Eastern Europe - setting priorities (English)

Despite efforts by Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries to tackle environmental problems, there are still a number of serious environmental problems that require immediate and urgent action. ... See More +

Publication 18024 MAY 31, 1998

Ackermann, Richard; Hughes, Gordon; Hertzman, Clyde; Somlyody, Laszlo; Georgieva, Kristalina; Ayres,Wendy; Goldenmann, Gretta

Can the environment wait : priorities for East Asia (English)

This report answers the question, Does paying too much attention to environmental problems slow economic growth and industrialization? Although the Asia/Pacific region may say yes and the experience of most industrial countries seems to support this view, in fact 1) today's rich countries did address some of the environmental problems associated with urbanization and growth; 2) advances in knowledge and technology have made the cost of reducing pollution low or negligible; and 3) the costs of environmental damage to health rise as countries invest more in the education and skills of workers. ... See More +

Publication 17298 NOV 30, 1997

Hughes, Gordon; Ackermann, Richard; Keene, Michelle; Lvovsky, Kseniya; Nielsen, Tine

Is the environment getting cleaner in Central and Eastern Europe ? selected evidence for air pollution and drinking water contamination (English)

The paper questions whether the Environment Action Programme (EAP) for the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region impacted for a cleaner environment in the region, arguing on the evidence of air pollution, and drinking water contamination. ... See More +

Working Paper 24683 OCT 31, 1995

Hughes, Gordon

Road transport taxation in developing countries : the design of user charges and taxes for Tunisia (English)

The taxation of road transport has two purposes: to charge road users for the costs they impose on the road and on other users, and to raise revenue for the government. ... See More +

Publication WDP26 APR 30, 1988

Newberry, David M; Hughes, Gordon A; Paterson, William D. O; Bennathan, Esra

The World Bank economic review 1(1) (English)

Special exchange rates for capital account transactions. Growth and equity in developing countries: a reinterpretation of the Sri Lankan experience. ... See More +

Publication 17555 SEP 30, 1986

Dornbusch, Rudiger; Bhalla, Surjit S.; Glewwe, Paul; Hughes, Gordon A.; Quizon, Jaime; Binswanger, Hans; Singh, Inderjit; Squire, Lyn; Strauss, John; Nogues, Julio J.; Olechowski,Andrzej; Winters, L. Alan

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The costs of adapting to climate change for infrastructure (English)
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AUG 01, 2010 56660 Other Environmental Study
Brazil : managing water quality - mainstreaming the environment in the water sector : Brasil : a gestao da qualidade da agua - insercao de temas ambientais na agenda do setor hidrico (Portuguese)
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JAN 01, 2002 WTP532 Publication English
Brazil : managing water quality - mainstreaming the environment in the water sector (English)
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JAN 01, 2002 WTP532 Publication Portuguese
Poland - Complying with EU environmental legislation (English)
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FEB 29, 2000 WTP454 Publication
Environmental challenges of fuel use (English)
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DEC 31, 1999 20760 Brief
Economic reform and environmental performance in transition economies (English)
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SEP 30, 1999 WTP446 Publication
Pollution prevention and abatement handbook 1998 : toward cleaner production (English)
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APR 01, 1999 19128 Publication Chinese
Pollution prevention and abatement handbook 1998 : toward cleaner production (Chinese)
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APR 01, 1999 19128 Publication English
Priorities for environmental expenditures in industry - Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union (English)
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MAY 31, 1998 17990 Publication
Environmental action programme for Central and Eastern Europe - setting priorities (English)
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MAY 31, 1998 18024 Publication
Can the environment wait : priorities for East Asia (English)
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NOV 30, 1997 17298 Publication
Is the environment getting cleaner in Central and Eastern Europe ? selected evidence for air pollution and drinking water contamination (English)
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OCT 31, 1995 24683 Working Paper
Road transport taxation in developing countries : the design of user charges and taxes for Tunisia (English)
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APR 30, 1988 WDP26 Publication
The World Bank economic review 1(1) (English)
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SEP 30, 1986 17555 Publication