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The aid trade - international assistance as pathways for the introduction of invasive alien species : a preliminary report (English)

It is now recognized that invasive alien species (IAS) pose a major threat to agricultural and natural ecosystems, and to human health and livelihoods. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 35434 MAR 01, 2006

Murphy, Sean T.; Cheesman, Oliver D.

National and regional legislation for promotion and support to the prevention, control, and eradication of invasive species (English)

One of the most difficult issues to be addressed in enabling, and conducting invasive control measures, is simply the need to apply practical legislative reasoning to the process. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 35433 FEB 01, 2006

Young, Tomme Rosanne

Models for recognizing indigenous land rights in Latin America (English)

This paper represents an important dimension in filling Latin America history's gaps through the lens of land rights. The continent was populated by many nations, functioned in harmony with nature, had a variety of cultures and languages, and, developed many different socio-economic systems (nationally and locally). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 30886 OCT 01, 2004

Roldan Ortega, Roque

Paying for biodiversity conservation services in agricultural landscapes (English)

This paper describes the contract mechanism developed for the Regional Integrated Silvopastoral Ecosystem Management Project, which is being implemented with financing from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 29351 MAY 01, 2004

Pagiola, Stefano; Agostini, Paola; Gobbi, Jose; de Haan, Cees; Ibrahim, Muhammad; Murgueitio, Enrique; Ramirez, Elias; Rosales, Mauricio; Ruiz, Juan Pablo

Participatory conservation for protected areas : an annotated bibliography of selected sources (1996-2001) (English)

This report provides annotated summaries of recent publications on participatory conservation for protected areas. The report focused on lessons learned and good practices for donor-funded projects. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 29350 JAN 01, 2004

Diamond, Nancy; Nkrumah, Elisabeth; Isaac, Alan

A review of the valuation of environmental costs and benefits in World Bank projects (English)

The review examines the use of environmental valuation in 101 projects in the World Bank's environmental portfolio approved in fiscal years 2000, 2001, and 2002. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 29349 DEC 01, 2003

Silva, Patricia; Pagiola, Stefano

A critical review of the literature on structural adjustment and the environment (English)

This paper analyzes the available literature about the effects of structural adjustment programs (SAPs) on the environment and the convincing evidence for their success or failure. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 26375 APR 01, 2003

Bolt, Katherine; Gueorguieva, Anna

Poverty reduction strategies and environment : a review of 40 interim and full Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) (English)

This review systematically assesses the focus of Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) on environment-related issues. A total of 40 Interim and full PRSPs from countries in Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Central and East Asia are reviewed. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 24757 JUN 30, 2002

Bojo, Jan; Reddy, Rama Chandra

Public consultation in environmental assessments 1997-2000 : findings from the Third Environmental Assessment Review (English)

According to internal and external reviews of the public consultation process, public consultations have increasingly become a standard part of the environmental assessment process in Bank operations. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 24758 JUN 30, 2002

Rukuba-Ngaiza, Nightingale; Lubis, Rusdian; Cullen, Michelle; Zongmin Li; Mausolff, Christopher

Biological resource management : integrating biodiversity concerns in rural development projects and programs (English)

The aim of this study is to improve understanding of how biological resource conservation concerns can be better incorporated into projects and programs that primarily address the objective of rural development rather than environmental conservation. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 24755 JAN 31, 2002

Grimble, Robin; Laidlaw, Martyn

Beating the resource curse : the case of Botswana (English)

The endowment of natural resources has often been associated with disappointing economic development. This phenomenon is referred to in the literature as the "resource curse," which hypothesizes that economies experiencing resource booms, either through price increases or new discoveries, will experience unsustainable growth rates. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 24753 OCT 31, 2001

Sarraf, Maria; Jiwanji, Moortaza

A decade of environmental management in Chile (English,Spanish)

This publication presents an evaluation of the Environmental Institutions Development Project in Chile, selected by Bank management to be part of an intensive learning process in final project evaluation, given its contributing factor to the Bank's knowledge base on environmental institutional development projects. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 22741 JUL 31, 2001

Ruthenberg, Ina-Marlene; Ahmed, K.; Brandon, C.; Dixon, J.; Armstrong, Angela; Espinoza, Guillermo; Pisani, Pablo; Sierralta, Leonel; Garcia Opazo, Sergio; Abogabir, Ximena; Dinamarca, Jaime; Matus, Patricia; Caicedo, Claudia [editor]

Tourism and the environment in the Caribbean - an economic framework (English)

While tourism is one of the most important economic activities in the Caribbean, its reliance is based uniquely on the natural environment, indicating the resource base upon which all of this economic activity is based, is however fragile. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 22740 MAR 31, 2001

Dixon, John; Hamilton, Kirk; Pagiola, Stefano; Segnestam, Lisa

Biodiversity conservation in the context of tropical forest management (English)

This paper disaggregates the term "biodiversity" into components (landscapes, ecosystems, communities, species/populations, and genes) and attributes (structure, composition, and function). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 21653 SEP 30, 2000

Putz, Francis E.; Redford, Kent H.; Robinson, John G.; Fimbel, Robert; Blate, Geoffrey M.

Hunting of wildlife in tropical forests - implications for biodiversity and forest peoples (English)

The study addresses the importance of wildlife to people, and as a resource of nutritional, economic, and socio-cultural values, and examines the complexities of hunting in tropical forests. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 21886 SEP 30, 2000

Bennett, Elizabeth L.; Robinson, John G.

Social and environmental assessment to promote sustainability : an informal view from the World Bank (English)

This report compares the history of Environmental Assessment (EA) and Social Assessment (SA) in the World Bank, in order to draw "lessons learned" to improve development. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 20977 JAN 31, 2000

Goodland, Robert

Cinco anos despues de Rio : innovaciones en las politicas ambientales (Spanish)

If development is to become sustainable, human behavior must change. Corporations, consumers, and public agencies all need to switch away from activities that degrade the environment and invest instead in activities that conserve ecosystems for the future. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 21652 DEC 31, 1999

Come hell or high water - integrating climate change vulnerability and adaption into Bank work (English)

This paper examines the vulnerability of World Bank projects to climate change, and the impact of Bank activities on national vulnerability in client countries. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 20270 OCT 31, 1999

Burton, Ian; van Aalst, Maarten

Developing a culture of industrial environmental compliance : a new approach (English)

In recent years, developing countries have devoted much attention to developing and strengthening environmental institutions and regulatory frameworks, largely by establishing command-and-control regulations, and to a lesser extent, market-based incentives. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 20020 SEP 30, 1999

Keene, Michelle L.

Environmental capacity building : a review of the World Bank's portfolio (English)

The purpose of this study is to help improve the design, and effectiveness of Bank financial environmental institutional development projects, since weak institutional capacity is at the root of the problems to implement government policies, and programs in the environmental field, while, in terms of improved environmental management capacity, the issue remain frustrating. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 20022 MAY 31, 1999

Margulis, Sergio; Vetleseter, Tonje

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The aid trade - international assistance as pathways for the introduction of invasive alien species : a preliminary report (English)
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MAR 01, 2006 35434 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
National and regional legislation for promotion and support to the prevention, control, and eradication of invasive species (English)
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FEB 01, 2006 35433 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Models for recognizing indigenous land rights in Latin America (English)
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OCT 01, 2004 30886 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Paying for biodiversity conservation services in agricultural landscapes (English)
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MAY 01, 2004 29351 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Participatory conservation for protected areas : an annotated bibliography of selected sources (1996-2001) (English)
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JAN 01, 2004 29350 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
A review of the valuation of environmental costs and benefits in World Bank projects (English)
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DEC 01, 2003 29349 Departmental Working Paper
A critical review of the literature on structural adjustment and the environment (English)
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APR 01, 2003 26375 Departmental Working Paper
Poverty reduction strategies and environment : a review of 40 interim and full Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) (English)
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JUN 30, 2002 24757 Departmental Working Paper
Public consultation in environmental assessments 1997-2000 : findings from the Third Environmental Assessment Review (English)
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JUN 30, 2002 24758 Departmental Working Paper
Biological resource management : integrating biodiversity concerns in rural development projects and programs (English)
See More +
JAN 31, 2002 24755 Departmental Working Paper
Beating the resource curse : the case of Botswana (English)
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OCT 31, 2001 24753 Departmental Working Paper
A decade of environmental management in Chile (English,Spanish)
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JUL 31, 2001 22741 Departmental Working Paper
Tourism and the environment in the Caribbean - an economic framework (English)
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MAR 31, 2001 22740 Departmental Working Paper
Biodiversity conservation in the context of tropical forest management (English)
See More +
SEP 30, 2000 21653 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Hunting of wildlife in tropical forests - implications for biodiversity and forest peoples (English)
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SEP 30, 2000 21886 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Social and environmental assessment to promote sustainability : an informal view from the World Bank (English)
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JAN 31, 2000 20977 Departmental Working Paper
Cinco anos despues de Rio : innovaciones en las politicas ambientales (Spanish)
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DEC 31, 1999 21652 Departmental Working Paper
Come hell or high water - integrating climate change vulnerability and adaption into Bank work (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1999 20270 Departmental Working Paper
Developing a culture of industrial environmental compliance : a new approach (English)
See More +
SEP 30, 1999 20020 Departmental Working Paper
Environmental capacity building : a review of the World Bank's portfolio (English)
See More +
MAY 31, 1999 20022 Departmental Working Paper