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A New Environmental Sensitivity at the World Bank

World Resources Institute

A New Environmental Sensitivity at the World Bank

Highlights from World Bank President James Wolfensohn"s Speech at a World Resources Institute Dinner in Washington, D.C

by World Resources Institute

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Published by World Resources Inst .
Written in English

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  • Science/Mathematics

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    Open LibraryOL12194923M
    ISBN 101569733295
    ISBN 109781569733295

    The World Bank has committed $33 billion in funding for the environment and natural resource management over the past decade, with IDA contributing $ billion for environmental sustainability in the poorest countries. Addressing climate change is an urgent priority for the World Bank Group.


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A New Environmental Sensitivity at the World Bank by World Resources Institute Download PDF EPUB FB2

In Octoberthe World Bank began applying its new Environmental and Social Framework to all new Bank investment project financing.

However, the final version of the Framework contains a number of weaknesses that could have significant impacts on the rights of indigenous peoples affected by a Bank-financed : Corinne Lewis, Carl Söderbergh.

His new book, Foreclosing the Future, tells the story of the Bank from the Rio Earth Summit to today. For readers who want the full history of the Bank’s environmental record, Rich’s acclaimed critique, Mortgaging the Earth, is an essential by: This new, updated third edition of a guide to the World Bank provides readers with an accessible and straightforward overview of the Bank Group's history, organization, mission, and work.

It highlights the numerous activities and an organizational challenge faced by the institution, and explains how the Bank Group is reforming itself to meet. The World Bank’s new environment strategy advocates cost-effective reduction of air and water pollutants that are most harmful to human health.

In addition, it addresses threats to the livelihood of over one billion people who live on fragile lands—lands that are steeply sloped, arid, or covered by natural forests.

The sourcebook focuses on those operations with major potential for negative environmental impact, such as new infrastructure, dams and highways. Bank policies and procedures, guidelines, precedents and " best practice " regarding the environment have been scattered thoughout the. The Environmental and Social Framework A New Environmental Sensitivity at the World Bank book enables the World Bank and Borrowers to better manage environmental and social risks of projects and to improve development outcomes.

It was launched on October 1, The ESF offers broad and systematic coverage of environmental and social risks.

The World Bank’s New Environmental and Social Framework August 4, World Bank Approves New Environmental and Social Framework A cornerstone of our work on investment project finance is helping to ensure strong protections for people and for the environment.

The World Bank recognizes strategic environmental assessment (SEA) as a key means of integrating environmental and social considerations into policies, plans and programs, particularly in sector decision-making and reform.

The Bank is committed to promoting the use of SEA as a tool for sustainable development. With member countries, staff from more than countries, and offices in over locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.

A Report for the World Bank by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Analytics. This report focuses on the risks of climate change to development in.

IEG’s new report Results and Performance of the World Bank Group (RAP) provides a timely review of the Bank Group portfolio performance and examines how the Bank Group has mainstreamed and measured projects with potential environmental benefits.

overview of the world bank environmental and social framework 1. The World Bank Environmental and Social F ramework sets out the World Bank’s commitment to sustainable development, through a Bank Policy and a set of Envi-ronmental and Social Standards that are designed to support Borrowers’ projects, with the aim of ending extreme poverty and.

In Augustthe World Bank adopted a new set of environment and social policies called the Environmental and Social Framework (ESF). As of October 1,the ESF applies to all new World Bank investment project financing.

The world bank's new environmental policy for dams and reservoirs. International Journal of Water Resources Development: Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. The world has changed since the World Bank’s current environmental and social policies, called the ‘Safeguard Policies’, were developed, some more than 20 years ago.

The ESF consolidates and modernizes many of the requirements under the Safeguard Policies. Abstract: This review covers the World Bank's experience in Environmental Assessment (EA) from July to the present. The objectives of this review are: 1) to provide an overview of the Bank's response to the evolving challenge of implementing its EA policy; 2) to evaluate the quality of EA work in the key areas of identification and assessment of impacts, analysis of.

“A great contribution to an exciting new field of SEA application: policy design and implementation. This book The Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment “This book suggests how an institutional lens can be implementation of the World Bank’s Environment Strategy, and relevant to the development community, policy.

Environmental Sensitivity: – Environmental sensitivity is the extent to which products must be adapted to the culture-specific needs of different needs of different national markets. Environmental sensitivity can be measured by viewing product on an environmental sensitivity continuum.

At one end of the continuum are environmentally insensitive products that do not require significant.

World Bank East Asia and Pacific Economic Update, October From Containment to Recovery World Bank () COVID has delivered a triple shock to the developing East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region: the pandemic itself, the economic impact of containment measures, and reverberations from the global recession.

The Bank's new Environmental and Social Framework is a fundamental change for how we look at our Bank projects and their impacts. These learning programs have been specifically designed to acquaint Bank staff with the Framework and how it can be applied to Bank projects.

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is a publicly funded, multi-billion dollar experiment in global resource management. It was set up in under the auspices of the World Bank to fund international conventions on climate change and : Zoe Young.

"If I were to teach a general environmental course dealing with world-wide environmental problems and solutions, I would seriously consider this book as a text." --Gary F.

Bennett, University of Toledo, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Toledo, Ohio in the Journal of Hazardous Materials. This month, World Bank executives approved the third and final draft of its Environmental and Social Framework, much to the disappointment of human rights and environmental organizations around the world, including ERI.

This spring, ERI was among numerous civil society organizations that participated in public consultations around the second draft of the Framework. In a. Indonesia has been remarkably successful in achieving its development objectives over the past 25 years.

Although it is still a low-income country, its tradition of sound economic management has laid the foundations for continued progress in the decades ahead. As the Indonesian government formulates its second long-term development plan, issues of environmental quality and sustainability raise 1/5(1).

New World Bank Group strategy brings full suite of financing and expertise to address extreme poverty. Fragility At-A-Glance ByFCV countries will be home to up to 2/3 of the world’s extreme poor.

COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

New York NY This volume is a product of the staff of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Devel-opment / The World Bank. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this paper do not necessarily reflect the views of the Executive Directors of The World Bank or the governments they represent.

New ways of production are adopted, markets expand, and societies evolve. But some changes provoke more attention than others, in part due to the vast uncertainty involved in making predictions about the future.

The World Development Report will study how the nature of work is changing as a result of advances in technology today.

Rich, Bruce. The Emperor's New Clothes: The World Bank and Environmental Reform. World Policy Journal 7(Spring) Stokes, Bruce. Storming the Bank. National Forum 20(53) World Bank. Environment and Development: Implementing the World Bank's New Policies, Development Committee Pamphlet Washington, D.C.

On 8 Septemberthe World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a Resolution establishing the World Bank Accountability Mechanism [hereafter, “Accountability Mechanism Resolution”], composed of the original World Bank Inspection Panel established inand a new entity called the Dispute Resolution Services.

A counterpart updated Resolution was also passed. The world generates billion tonnes of municipal solid waste annually, with at least 33 percent of that—extremely conservatively—not managed in an environmentally safe manner.

Worldwide, waste generated per person per day averages kilogram but ranges widely, from to kilograms. World Bank This student book, which draws on data published by the World Bank, is addressed to young people, students, teachers, and all those interested in exploring issues of global development.

It encourages learners to seek their own solutions to sustainable development challenges by exploring and. World Bank and USAID.

Amir Kassam, TAC Secretariat, contributed his extensive expertise Rio de Janiero in raised the sensitivity of policy makers and scientists in both developed As a result of these changes new pressures on the environment are developing or could emerge and, therefore, should be of concern.

The World Bank is an international bank that lends money and other help to developing nations for World Bank has the goal of reducing poverty.

The World Bank is different from the World Bank Group, because the World Bank is made up of only two institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA).

James Wolfensohn, whose reforms as the head of the World Bank Group for a decade made him known as a champion of the world's poor, died Tuesday in New York. He was The Sydney-born banker was. Policy documents (e.g.

World Bank, ) acknowledge that lack of property rights reduces women's capacity to conserve environmental resources but the new approach does not address this issue. Donors still favour giving women access to credit, to help them manage resources and build up assets. The U.S. should build consensus with other member countries regarding the environmental reform agenda at the World Bank.

The World Bank’s role in a new global financial architecture should be conditioned on its credibility as a proponent of environmentally sustainable development. The ESA and the World Bank published the results of EOWorld in (European Space Agency and World Bank ).

Following the success of the first round of the program, ESA extended its financial and technical supervision support, launching a call for proposals for a new set of activities to produce and deliver EO information services. The World Bank’s $6bn (£bn) emergency health fund to 71 countries in response to Covid failed to strengthen health systems or remove financial barriers to.

The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans and grants to the governments of low and middle income countries for the purpose of pursuing capital projects. It comprises two institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), and the International Development Association (IDA).

The World Bank is a component of the World Bank Group. The world has changed and climate advocates are having to change with it, adapting plans and campaigns to a profoundly new external environment. Timing and sensitivity are paramount in communicating climate change during Covid – otherwise the climate sector risks undermining climate action for the long term.In this book Le Prestre outlines the genesis and major characteristics of the World Bank's environmental policy, examines the internal constraints arising from the organization's mandate, technology, and structure, and describes the Bank's task and the constraints it puts on the definition and implementation of the policy.James D.

Wolfensohn, Who Led the World Bank for 10 Years, Dies at He was a force on Wall Street before taking the reins of the bank inthen proceeded to shake it up.