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Field Burning (English)

The practice of burning unwanted vegetation to prepare land for sowing crops or other farming activities is a worldwide and long-standing practice. ... See More +

Brief 124342 MAR 01, 2018

Cassou,Emilie Disclosed

Manual for calculating greenhouse gas benefits of global environment facility transportation projects (English)

The primary purpose of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) is to generate global environmental benefit. The essential path for achieving this goal is the financial support of projects whose completion delivers substantial, measurable reductions in greenhouse gases (GHG). ... See More +

Working Paper 105788 JAN 01, 2016

Disclosed

Biogas : clean energy access with low-cost mitigation of climate change (English)

With data from the nearly 6,000 households in the Nepal Living Standards Survey of 2010–11, this paper finds that the mean reduction in household firewood collection associated with use of a biogas plant for cooking is about 1,100 kilograms per year from a mean of about 2,400 kilograms per year. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7349 JUN 30, 2015

Somanathan,E.; Bluffstone,Randall Disclosed

The improved biomass stove saves wood, but how often do people use it ? evidence from a randomized treatment trial in Ethiopia (English)

This paper uses a randomized experimental design and real-time electronic stove use monitors to evaluate the frequency with which villagers use improved biomass-burning Mirt injera cookstoves in rural Ethiopia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7297 JUN 09, 2015

Beyene,Abebe D.; Bluffstone,Randall; Gebreegziabher,Zenebe; Martinsson,Peter; Mekonnen,Alemu; Vieider,Ferdinand Disclosed

Understanding the differences between cookstoves (English)

The growing interest in clean cooking, with its potential benefits for human health, environmental protection, and climate change, has prompted development specialists to reconsider the quality and performance of cook stoves. ... See More +

Brief 88058 MAY 15, 2014

Ekouevi,Koffi; Freeman, Kate Kennedy; Soni,Ruchi Disclosed

Reducing black carbon emissions from diesel vehicles : impacts, control strategies, and cost-benefit analysis (English)

A 2013 scientific assessment of black carbon emissions and impacts found that black carbon is second to carbon dioxide in terms of its climate forcing. ... See More +

Mining/Oil and Gas 86485 APR 02, 2014

Minjares, Ray; Wagner, David Vance; Akbar, Sameer Disclosed

Diesel power generation : inventories and black carbon emissions in Nigeria (English)

Diesel gensets contribute to emissions of fine particulate matter (PM), including black carbon, which derives from the incomplete combustion of diesel (as occurs in many diesel generating sets or gensets). ... See More +

Working Paper 117772 JAN 01, 2014

Disclosed

On thin ice : how cutting pollution can slow warming and save lives : Main report (English)

Climate change is happening faster and in a dramatically more visible way in the Earth's cryosphere than anywhere else on earth. Cryosphere is defined as elements of the Earth system containing water in its frozen state. ... See More +

Other Environmental Study 82409 OCT 01, 2013

Bodin, Svante; Nordberg, Lars; Pearson, Pam; Pettus, Ashley Disclosed

On thin ice : how cutting pollution can slow warming and save lives (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (Russian)

Climate change is happening faster and in a dramatically more visible way in the Earth's cryosphere than anywhere else on earth. Cryosphere is defined as elements of the Earth system containing water in its frozen state. ... See More +

Other Environmental Study 82409 OCT 01, 2013

Bodin, Svante; Nordberg, Lars; Pearson, Pam; Pettus, Ashley English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish Disclosed

On thin ice : how cutting pollution can slow warming and save lives (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (English)

Climate change is happening faster and in a dramatically more visible way in the Earth's cryosphere than anywhere else on earth. Cryosphere is defined as elements of the Earth system containing water in its frozen state. ... See More +

Other Environmental Study 82409 OCT 01, 2013

Bodin, Svante; Nordberg, Lars; Pearson, Pam; Pettus, Ashley Russian, French, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish Disclosed

On thin ice : how cutting pollution can slow warming and save lives (Vol. 2) : Sobre una delgada capa de hielo : como la reducción de la contaminación puede ralentizar el calentamiento y salvar vidas - resumen ejectivo (Spanish)

Climate change is happening faster and in a dramatically more visible way in the Earth's cryosphere than anywhere else on earth. Cryosphere is defined as elements of the Earth system containing water in its frozen state. ... See More +

Other Environmental Study 82409 OCT 01, 2013

Bodin, Svante; Nordberg, Lars; Pearson, Pam; Pettus, Ashley English, Russian, French, Arabic, Chinese Disclosed

On thin ice : how cutting pollution can slow warming and save lives (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (Chinese)

Climate change is happening faster and in a dramatically more visible way in the Earth's cryosphere than anywhere else on earth. Cryosphere is defined as elements of the Earth system containing water in its frozen state. ... See More +

Other Environmental Study 82409 OCT 01, 2013

Bodin, Svante; Nordberg, Lars; Pearson, Pam; Pettus, Ashley English, Russian, French, Arabic, Spanish Disclosed

Household Energy for Cooking : Project design principles (English)

Reliance on solid fuels for cooking is an indicator of energy poverty. Access to modern energy services - including electricity and clean fuels - is important for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 90274 JUL 01, 2013

Disclosed

Integration of short-lived climate pollutants in World Bank activities : a report prepared at the request of the G8 (English)

As a development institution focused on reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity, the World Bank is working in many countries that suffer from a lack of basic services such as waste management, transportation, and access to modern energy. ... See More +

Working Paper 80481 JUN 01, 2013

Akbar, Sameer; Ebinger, Jane; Kleiman, Gary; Oguah, Samuel 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

Guangzhou green trucks pilot project : Guangzhou truck sector survey report for the World Bank truck GHG emission reduction pilot project (English)

The World Bank (WB) initiated a pilot project - dubbed "Guangzhou Green Trucks Pilot Project" in support of Guangzhou's efforts to improve air quality in preparation for the 2010 Asian Games. ... See More +

Policy Note 69442 MAY 01, 2010

Disclosed

Mongolia - Air quality analysis of Ulaanbaatar : improving air quality to reduce health impacts (Vol. 2) : Annex A (English)

Ulaanbaatar's population has likely been facing air pollution challenges for several decades, through the development of Ulaanbaatar (UB) as a growing industrial city with increased construction, traffic, and power generation facilities located in a valley with a relatively dry climate. ... See More +

Working Paper 66394 MAY 01, 2009

Livernash, Robert; Warwick, Charles Disclosed

Air quality analysis of Ulaanbaatar : improving air quality to reduce health impacts (Vol. 2) : Annex A (English)

Air pollution has major health impacts on people living in Ulaanbaatar. The excessively high particulate matter concentrations, especially in the winter and in the ger areas, increase the incidence of heart and lung diseases, and lead to premature deaths. ... See More +

Working Paper 66082 MAY 01, 2009

Disclosed

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Solid Waste Management Project : Bosnie-Herzégovine - Projet de gestion des déchets solides (French)

Brief 94890 NOV 20, 2008

Arabic, Spanish Disclosed

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Solid Waste Management Project (Arabic)

Brief 94890 NOV 20, 2008

French, Spanish Disclosed

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Field Burning (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 124342 Brief
Manual for calculating greenhouse gas benefits of global environment facility transportation projects (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 105788 Working Paper
Biogas : clean energy access with low-cost mitigation of climate change (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7349 Policy Research Working Paper
The improved biomass stove saves wood, but how often do people use it ? evidence from a randomized treatment trial in Ethiopia (English)
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JUN 09, 2015 WPS7297 Policy Research Working Paper
Understanding the differences between cookstoves (English)
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MAY 15, 2014 88058 Brief
Reducing black carbon emissions from diesel vehicles : impacts, control strategies, and cost-benefit analysis (English)
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APR 02, 2014 86485 Mining/Oil and Gas
Diesel power generation : inventories and black carbon emissions in Nigeria (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 117772 Working Paper
On thin ice : how cutting pollution can slow warming and save lives : Main report (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 82409 Other Environmental Study
On thin ice : how cutting pollution can slow warming and save lives (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (Russian)
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OCT 01, 2013 82409 Other Environmental Study English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish
On thin ice : how cutting pollution can slow warming and save lives (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 82409 Other Environmental Study Russian, French, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish
On thin ice : how cutting pollution can slow warming and save lives (Vol. 2) : Sobre una delgada capa de hielo : como la reducción de la contaminación puede ralentizar el calentamiento y salvar vidas - resumen ejectivo (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2013 82409 Other Environmental Study English, Russian, French, Arabic, Chinese
On thin ice : how cutting pollution can slow warming and save lives (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (Chinese)
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OCT 01, 2013 82409 Other Environmental Study English, Russian, French, Arabic, Spanish
Household Energy for Cooking : Project design principles (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 90274 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Integration of short-lived climate pollutants in World Bank activities : a report prepared at the request of the G8 (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 80481 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)
Guangzhou green trucks pilot project : Guangzhou truck sector survey report for the World Bank truck GHG emission reduction pilot project (English)
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MAY 01, 2010 69442 Policy Note
Mongolia - Air quality analysis of Ulaanbaatar : improving air quality to reduce health impacts (Vol. 2) : Annex A (English)
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MAY 01, 2009 66394 Working Paper
Air quality analysis of Ulaanbaatar : improving air quality to reduce health impacts (Vol. 2) : Annex A (English)
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MAY 01, 2009 66082 Working Paper
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Solid Waste Management Project : Bosnie-Herzégovine - Projet de gestion des déchets solides (French)
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NOV 20, 2008 94890 Brief Arabic, Spanish
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Solid Waste Management Project (Arabic)
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NOV 20, 2008 94890 Brief French, Spanish