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Cost of coastal environmental degradation, multi hazard risk assessment and cost benefit analysis : policy brief (English)

Coastal environmental degradation as a result of erosion and flooding poses a significant threat to the West African coastal environment, its people and its assets; the threat will increase in coming years due to the impact of climate change.The knowledge base on causes and consequences of coastal environmental degradation in West-Africa needs to be broadened and remediation solutions must be proposed and assessed.In order to support informed and ultimately sustainable decision-making, a methodology enabling the calculation of the cost of environmental degradation and the evaluation of the cost-efficiency of DRR and CCA measures is proposed.The general validity and utility of the methodology has been demonstrated. ... See More +

Brief 126693 MAY 29, 2018

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Governments’ role in safeguarding the West African Coasts from climate change : engaging public institutions on safeguarding West African Coasts from climate change (English)

Environmental conditions of the coastal regions in West Africa continue to deteriorate steadily, in part due to rapid population growth and coastal migration and the unsustainable use of natural resources. ... See More +

Brief 126679 MAY 29, 2018

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How can we balance economic,social and cultural development while enhancing the environment (English)

This paper deals with engaging civil society on balancing development while enhancing the environment. The economy, human activities and cultural heritages should all be in balance with the environment. ... See More +

Working Paper 126712 MAY 29, 2018

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Cost of coastal environmental degradation, multi hazard risk assessment and cost benefit analysis : Identification DRR and CCA measures for Ghana (English)

The West African coastal area hosts big infrastructure, major industries, tourism, agriculture and fishing activities as well as human settlements and its forerunners (e.g. communication routes) that drive economic growth and provide the livelihoods of many people. ... See More +

Working Paper 126696 MAY 29, 2018

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Preserving the Coasts of West Africa : what can governments do? Engaging public institutions on coastal preservation (English)

The West African coastal region is rich in natural land resources. However, increased pressure on these resources from the rapidly growing coastal population has degraded these reserves. ... See More +

Brief 126722 MAY 29, 2018

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The role of the private sector developing West Africa’s regional ocean sustainably : engaging the private sector on developing West Africa’s ocean sustainably (English)

The Atlantic Ocean (off the coast of West African) provides a multitude of economic benefits for the local coastal communities, however overexploitation of these benefits and the disregard for the environment will erode any future economic benefit that the ocean may offer. ... See More +

Brief 126725 MAY 29, 2018

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What role does the government play in the economic, social and cultural development whilst enhancing the environment? Engaging public institutions in economic, social and cultural developments (English)

With an increasing population growth in the West African region, coupled with human-induced and natural hazards exacerbated by climate change, the balance of economic, social and cultural elements that are in harmony with the environment, is under threat. ... See More +

Brief 126680 MAY 29, 2018

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How can the private sector benefit from balancing economic, social and cultural development whilst enhancing the environment : engaging the private sector on balancing economic, social and cultural development (English)

The loss of habitats and ecosystem services has a significant economic, social and cultural impact in the West African coastal region. Climate change in West Africa is exacerbated by unsustainable human activities. ... See More +

Brief 126724 MAY 29, 2018

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Integrated coastal zone management in Mar de plata, Argentina as part of the WaterClima LAC program (English)

Mar del Plata is a tourist, coastal city of Argentina with 700,000 inhabitants that receives more than 1,500,000 tourists per year during the summer months. ... See More +

Working Paper 126747 MAY 29, 2018

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Why is it important to develop West Africa’s Regional Ocean Sustainably? Engaging civil society on sustainable development of West Africa’s Ocean (English)

The Atlantic Ocean off the coast of West Africa has a large bounty that has provided employment for fishermen and women, food for families, astonishing sunsets that have attracted tourists and ports that have carried goods resulting in economic strength for many decades. ... See More +

Brief 126726 MAY 29, 2018

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Safeguarding the resilience of West African Coasts to climate change : the role for the private sector - engaging the private sector on safeguarding West African Coasts from climate change (English)

Local businesses have an important role to play in preventing and managing natural and human induced hazards to safeguard the West African coasts from climate change effects. ... See More +

Brief 126723 MAY 29, 2018

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Preserving the coast of West Africa : how can your private company help and benefit? Engaging the private sector on coastal and marine preservation (English)

As populations in West Africa grow and migrate to the urban areas of coastal regions, the coastal environments come under increasing threat. The ecological and environmental services offered by the coastal environment are essential to support the increasing coastal communities and to maintain the vibrant and economically significant fishing, tourist, agricultural, energy and oil industries. ... See More +

Brief 126742 MAY 01, 2018

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What can be done about West Africa’s disappearing sand? (English)

Sand mining is just what it sounds like, and has been theessential ingredient for the building of cities since civilizationbegan. Workers dig quarries, or take sand fromriverbeds and beaches or dredge sand from the oceanfloor. ... See More +

Brief 126743 MAY 01, 2018

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The Governments role in developing West Africa’s regional ocean sustainably : engaging public institutions on sustainable development of West Africa’s ocean (English)

West Africa has enormous potential, greater than that of any other African region, fornatural gas and oil exports. Net natural gas exports from West Africa are envisagedto grow at a robust average annual rate of 6.5 percent from 2012 to 2040 (IEO 2016). ... See More +

Brief 126746 MAY 01, 2018

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Stakeholder and political economy analysis for Benin (English)

The World Bank awarded the contract to perform the Stakeholders and Political Economy Analysis for Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo and Benin, to Aninver InfraPPP Partners S.L. ... See More +

Working Paper 126758 MAY 01, 2018

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Stakeholders engagement, knowledge, and communications on coastal zone management in West Africa : communication and awareness action plan (English)

West Africa’s coastal areas are home to approximately one-third of the region’s people - and 6 percent is the expected rate of economic growth in West Africa by 2023. ... See More +

Working Paper 126692 JAN 01, 2018

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Mono Delta Transboundary Biosphere Reserve : Réserve de Biosphère transfrontalière du Delta du Mono (French)

Working Paper 126716 JAN 01, 2018

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Preserving the coastal and marine environment : what does it mean and how can you help? - engaging civil society on coastal and marine preservation (English)

West African coasts are rich in natural resources therefore it is no surprise that coastal communities have for generationslived off the land and the sea taking advantage of these abundant natural resources for health, food and economic activities. ... See More +

Working Paper 126714 JAN 01, 2018

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Cost of coastal environmental degradation, multi hazard risk assessment and cost benefit analysis : policy brief (English)
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MAY 29, 2018 126693 Brief
Governments’ role in safeguarding the West African Coasts from climate change : engaging public institutions on safeguarding West African Coasts from climate change (English)
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MAY 29, 2018 126679 Brief
Strengthening the management system environmental information for coastal zone development : Renforcement du Système de Gestion de l’Information Environnementale pour le Développement de la Zone Côtière (French)
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MAY 29, 2018 126788 Brief
How can we balance economic,social and cultural development while enhancing the environment (English)
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MAY 29, 2018 126712 Working Paper
Cost of coastal environmental degradation, multi hazard risk assessment and cost benefit analysis : Identification DRR and CCA measures for Ghana (English)
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MAY 29, 2018 126696 Working Paper
Preserving the Coasts of West Africa : what can governments do? Engaging public institutions on coastal preservation (English)
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MAY 29, 2018 126722 Brief
The role of the private sector developing West Africa’s regional ocean sustainably : engaging the private sector on developing West Africa’s ocean sustainably (English)
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MAY 29, 2018 126725 Brief
Multi-sector investment plan for adaptation to coastal risks facing climate change in Benin : Plan d’investissement multisectoriel pour l’adaptation aux risques cotiers face aux changements climatiques au Benin (French)
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MAY 29, 2018 126698 Working Paper
What role does the government play in the economic, social and cultural development whilst enhancing the environment? Engaging public institutions in economic, social and cultural developments (English)
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MAY 29, 2018 126680 Brief
How can the private sector benefit from balancing economic, social and cultural development whilst enhancing the environment : engaging the private sector on balancing economic, social and cultural development (English)
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MAY 29, 2018 126724 Brief
Integrated coastal zone management in Mar de plata, Argentina as part of the WaterClima LAC program (English)
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MAY 29, 2018 126747 Working Paper
Why is it important to develop West Africa’s Regional Ocean Sustainably? Engaging civil society on sustainable development of West Africa’s Ocean (English)
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MAY 29, 2018 126726 Brief
Safeguarding the resilience of West African Coasts to climate change : the role for the private sector - engaging the private sector on safeguarding West African Coasts from climate change (English)
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MAY 29, 2018 126723 Brief
Preserving the coast of West Africa : how can your private company help and benefit? Engaging the private sector on coastal and marine preservation (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126742 Brief
What can be done about West Africa’s disappearing sand? (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126743 Brief
The Governments role in developing West Africa’s regional ocean sustainably : engaging public institutions on sustainable development of West Africa’s ocean (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126746 Brief
Stakeholder and political economy analysis for Benin (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126758 Working Paper
Stakeholders engagement, knowledge, and communications on coastal zone management in West Africa : communication and awareness action plan (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 126692 Working Paper
Mono Delta Transboundary Biosphere Reserve : Réserve de Biosphère transfrontalière du Delta du Mono (French)
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JAN 01, 2018 126716 Working Paper
Preserving the coastal and marine environment : what does it mean and how can you help? - engaging civil society on coastal and marine preservation (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 126714 Working Paper