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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2017
    India, Nepal, Morocco, South Africa

    With current rates of land degradation reaching ten to twelve million ha per year, there is an urgent need to scale up and out successful, profitable and resource-efficient sustainable land management practices to maintain the health and resilience of the land that humans depend on. As much as 500 million out of two billion ha of degraded land, mainly in developing countries, have restoration potential, offering an immediate target for restoration and rehabilitation initiatives.1 In the past, piecemeal approaches to achieving sustainable land management have had limited impact.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2013
    Indonesia, Kenya, India, Tunisia, China

    The impact of land use changes on sustainable development is of increasing interest in many regions of the world. This study aimed to test the transferability of the Framework for Participatory Impact Assessment (FoPIA), which was originally developed in the European context, to developing countries, in which lack of data often prevents the use of data-driven impact assessment methods. The core aspect of FoPIA is the stakeholder-based assessment of alternative land use scenarios.

  3. Library Resource
    India : Alleviating Poverty through Forest Development cover image
    Reports & Research
    September, 2014
    India

    This case study, one of six evaluations
    in a series of country case studies, aims to understand the
    implementation of the 1991 Forest Strategy in World Bank
    operations and to obtain the views of the various
    stakeholders in the country about the involvement of the
    Bank. Each country study examines the overall development of
    the country's forest sector. This naturally includes
    the environmental impacts on forests, such as degradation,

  4. Library Resource
    September, 2014
    India

    India's environmental problems
    are deep-rooted and severe. Estimates of annual
    environmental damage range from 4.5 percent to 8 percent of
    gross domestic product (GDP), in line with annual economic
    growth. Since 1990 the World Bank has lent India 1.94
    billion dollars for 19 projects to mitigate environmental
    damage and another 97 million dollars was granted under
    global environmental facility (GEF) and Montreal protocol

  5. Library Resource
    January, 2013
    India

    This study provides estimates of social
    and financial costs of environmental damage in India from
    three pollution damage categories: (i) urban air pollution;
    (ii) inadequate water supply, poor sanitation, and hygiene;
    and (iii) indoor air pollution. It also provides estimates
    based on three natural resource damage categories: (i)
    agricultural damage from soil salinity, water logging, and
    soil erosion; (ii) rangeland degradation; and (iii)

  6. Library Resource
    October, 2013
    India

    This report provides estimates of social
    and financial costs of environmental damage in India from
    three pollution damage categories: (i) urban air pollution,
    including particulate matter and lead; (ii) inadequate water
    supply, poor sanitation, and hygiene; (iii) indoor air
    pollution; and four natural resource damage categories: (a)
    agricultural damage from soil salinity, water logging, and
    soil erosion; (b) rangeland degradation; (c) deforestation;

  7. Library Resource
    April, 2015
    India

    This strategic environmental assessment
    (SEA) is a technical piece intended to assist in the current
    and future identification of priority industrial pollutants
    and economic instruments to minimize industrial waste. This
    industrial sector SEA is one of six pieces of technical
    support envisioned by the Himachal Pradesh (HP) inclusive
    green growth (IGG) development policy loan (DPL) to fill
    knowledge gaps and strengthen operational success of the

  8. Library Resource
    June, 2015
    India

    India’s sustained and rapid economic
    growth offers an opportunity to lift millions out of
    poverty. But this may come at a steep cost to the nation’s
    environment and natural resources. This insightful book
    analyzes India’s growth from an economic perspective and
    assesses whether India can grow in a “green” and sustainable
    manner. Three key issues are addressed. The first is the
    physical and monetary costs and losses of environmental

  9. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2013
    Southern Asia, Eastern Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, South America, Africa, Asia, Northern America, Brazil, China, India, United States of America

    This 2012 Global Food Policy Report is the second in an annual series that provides an in-depth look at major food policy developments and events. Initiated in response to resurgent interest in food security, the series offers a yearly overview of the food policy developments that have contributed to or hindered progress in food and nutrition security. It reviews what happened in food policy and why, examines key challenges and opportunities, shares new evidence and knowledge, and highlights emerging issues.

  10. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2013
    Southern Asia, Eastern Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, South America, Africa, Asia, Northern America, Brazil, China, India, United States of America

    This 2012 Global Food Policy Report is the second in an annual series that provides an in-depth look at major food policy developments and events. Initiated in response to resurgent interest in food security, the series offers a yearly overview of the food policy developments that have contributed to or hindered progress in food and nutrition security. It reviews what happened in food policy and why, examines key challenges and opportunities, shares new evidence and knowledge, and highlights emerging issues.

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