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Climate change and agriculture : a review of impacts and adaptations (English)

The vulnerability of the agricultural sector to both climate change and variability is well established in the literature. The general consensus is that changes in temperature and precipitation will result in changes in land and water regimes that will subsequently affect agricultural productivity. ... See More +

Environment Working Paper 78739 JUN 01, 2013

Kurukulasuriya, Pradeep; Rosenthal, Shane Disclosed

Black carbon and climate change : considerations for international development agencies (English)

This report is intended to inform the international development community about the links between black (BC) carbon and climate change. With growing scientific clarity on the contribution of black carbon to climate change, the benefits of limiting its emissions are becoming more evident. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 67322 DEC 01, 2011

Levitsky, Michael Disclosed

Mitigating climate change through restoration and management of coastal wetlands and near-shore marine ecosystems : challenges and opportunities (English)

There is overwhelming consensus amongst climate scientists that the Earth's warming in recent decades has been caused primarily by human activities that have increased the amount of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 60578 MAR 01, 2011

Crooks, Stephen; Herr, Dorothee; Tamelander, Jerker; Laffoley, Dan; Vandever, Justin Disclosed

Biodiversity, ecosystem services, and climate change : the economic problem (English)

Climate change is both a cause and an effect of biodiversity change. Along with anthropogenic dispersion, climate change is the main driver of change in the geographical distribution of both beneficial and harmful species, crops, livestock, harvested wild species, pests, predators and pathogens. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 58165 NOV 01, 2010

Perrings, Charles Disclosed

Mainstreaming environment and climate change in the implementation of poverty reduction strategies (English)

Poverty reduction strategies (PRSs) provide a central framework for macroeconomic, structural, and social policies in developing countries. Because of the numerous and complex links between environment and poverty, it is important that environmental issues are taken into account in the PRS process. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 50082 JUN 01, 2009

Griebenow, Gonzalo; Kishore, Sunanda; Disclosed

Climate change and sea level rise : a review of the scientific evidence (English)

Sea-level rise (SLR) due to climate change is a serious global threat: the scientific evidence is now overwhelming. The rate of global sea level rise was faster from 1993 to 2003, about 3.1 mm per year, as compared to the average rate of 1.8 mm per year from 1961 to 2003 (IPCC, 2007); and significantly higher than the average rate of 0.1 to 0.2 mm/yr increase recorded by geological data over the last 3,000 years. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 48525 MAY 01, 2009

Dasgupta, Susmita ; Meisner, Craig Disclosed

Strategic environmental assessment : improving water resources governance and decision making - case studies (English)

The overall goal of this report is to help water resources and environment professionals within the Bank and client countries use strategic environmental assessment (SEA) to effectively implement the principles of integrated water resources management (IWRM). ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 48899 APR 01, 2009

Hirji, Rafik ; Davis, Richard Disclosed

Environmental flows in water resources policies, plans, and projects : case studies (English)

The overall goal of this report and the accompanying report summarizing the findings and recommendations, both based on the economic and sector work (ESW), is to advance the understanding and integration in operational terms of environmental water allocation into integrated water resources management. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 48871 APR 01, 2009

Hirji, Rafik; Davis, Richard; Disclosed

Transitioning to climate resilient development : perspectives from communities in Peru (English)

The livelihoods of communities in rural areas of Peru are predominantly dependent on climate-sensitive sectors such as agriculture. Given their close connection with the environment, the understanding of how these communities perceive risks and how they adapt to and cope with climate hazards is important for identifying entry points for efforts aimed at building resilience. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 44945 MAY 01, 2008

Sperling, Frank; Validivia, Corinne; Quiroz, Roberto; Valdivia, Roberto; Angulo, Lenkiza; Seimon, Anton; Noble, Ian; Disclosed

Strengthening policy dialogue on environment : learning from five years of country environmental analysis (English)

The objective of this paper is to review experience with completed country environmental analysis (CEAs) to improve the effectiveness of CEAs as a strategic analytical tool. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 42821 FEB 01, 2008

Pillai, Poonam Disclosed

Mainstreaming environment in the implementation of PRSPs in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

The current assessment builds on previously published reviews of poverty reduction strategy programs (PRSPs), and is the sixth report in a series. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 40407 MAY 01, 2007

Kishore, Sunanda Disclosed

Environment in 2005 country assistance strategies (English)

Country Assistance Strategies (CASs) have been periodically reviewed from a variety of different perspectives. This review assesses how environment is integrated in CASs for 2005 and also compares the progress made by 37 countries over the period of 1999-2005. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 38176 NOV 01, 2006

Kishore, Sunanda Disclosed

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. Disclosed

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 Disclosed

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

Assessing the economic value of ecosystem conservation : Assessing the economic value of ecosystem conservation (English)

This paper seeks to clarify how valuation should be conducted to answer specific environmental policy questions. In particular, it looks at how valuation should be used to examine four distinct aspects of the value of ecosystems: 1) Determining the value of the total flow of benefits from ecosystems; 2) Determining the net benefits of interventions that alter ecosystem conditions: 3) Examining how the costs and benefits of ecosystems are distributed; and, 4) Identifying potential financing sources for conservation. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 30887 OCT 01, 2004

Pagiola, Stefano; von Ritter, Konrad; Bishop, Joshua

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

Poverty reduction and the Millennium Development Goal on environmental sustainability : opportunities for alignment (English)

About 50 countries have prepared interim and full Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs). In this context, this paper examines Millennium Development Goal (MDG)7: Ensuring Environmental Sustainability, its targets and indicators, and responds to three questions: To what extent do PRSPs define and adopt targets and indicators that align with those of MDG7? ... See More +

Environment Working Paper 31219 SEP 01, 2003

Bojo, Jan; Reddy, Rama Chandra

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Climate change and agriculture : a review of impacts and adaptations (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 78739 Environment Working Paper
Black carbon and climate change : considerations for international development agencies (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 67322 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Mitigating climate change through restoration and management of coastal wetlands and near-shore marine ecosystems : challenges and opportunities (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 60578 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Biodiversity, ecosystem services, and climate change : the economic problem (English)
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NOV 01, 2010 58165 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Mainstreaming environment and climate change in the implementation of poverty reduction strategies (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 50082 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Climate change and sea level rise : a review of the scientific evidence (English)
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MAY 01, 2009 48525 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Strategic environmental assessment : improving water resources governance and decision making - case studies (English)
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APR 01, 2009 48899 Departmental Working Paper
Environmental flows in water resources policies, plans, and projects : case studies (English)
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APR 01, 2009 48871 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Transitioning to climate resilient development : perspectives from communities in Peru (English)
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MAY 01, 2008 44945 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Strengthening policy dialogue on environment : learning from five years of country environmental analysis (English)
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FEB 01, 2008 42821 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Mainstreaming environment in the implementation of PRSPs in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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MAY 01, 2007 40407 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Environment in 2005 country assistance strategies (English)
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NOV 01, 2006 38176 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
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)
Assessing the economic value of ecosystem conservation : Assessing the economic value of ecosystem conservation (English)
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OCT 01, 2004 30887 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
Poverty reduction and the Millennium Development Goal on environmental sustainability : opportunities for alignment (English)
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SEP 01, 2003 31219 Environment Working Paper