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  1. Library Resource
    July, 2014

    The World Bank's revised forest
    policy came into being in 2002 and covers all types of
    forests. It has the following key objectives: (i) harnessing
    the potential of forests to reduce poverty in a sustainable
    manner; (ii) integrating forests effectively into
    sustainable development; and (iii) protecting vital local
    and global environmental services and values. The policy
    enables the bank to fully engage in forestry throughout the

  2. Library Resource
    June, 2012

    Beyond the City evaluates the
    contribution of rural development and policies to growth,
    poverty alleviation, and environmental degradation in the
    rest of the economy, as well as in the rural space. This
    title brings together new theoretical and empirical
    treatments of the links between rural and national
    development. New findings and are combined with existing
    literature to enhance our understanding of the how rural

  3. Library Resource
    May, 2013

    The carbon market is the most visible result of early regulatory efforts to mitigate climate change. Regulation constraining carbon emissions has spawned an emerging carbon market that was valued at US$64 billion (Euro 47 billion) in 2007. Its biggest success so far has been to send market signals for the price of mitigating carbon emissions. This, in turn, has stimulated innovation and carbon abatement worldwide, as motivated individuals, communities, companies and governments have cooperated to reduce emissions.

  4. Library Resource
    April, 2015
    North Macedonia

    This country note for Macedonia is part
    of a series of country briefs that summarize information
    relevant to climate change and agriculture for four pilot
    countries in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Region, with
    a particular focus on climate and crop projections,
    adaptation options, policy development and institutional
    involvement. The note series has been developed to provide a
    baseline of knowledge on climate change and agriculture for

  5. Library Resource
    February, 2013
    Azerbaijan

    The Country Environmental Analysis,
    presents a review of environmental priorities, public
    environmental expenditures and the supporting institutional
    framework and makes recommendations to improve the
    efficiency and effectiveness of public environmental
    expenditure in Azerbaijan. The focus is to identify areas
    for improvement and changes to ensure that the process of
    establishing environment-related priorities is sufficiently

  6. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Global

    Interest in farmland is rising. And,
    given commodity price volatility, growing human and
    environmental pressures, and worries about food security,
    this interest will increase, especially in the developing
    world. One of the highest development priorities in the
    world must be to improve smallholder agricultural
    productivity, especially in Africa. Smallholder productivity
    is essential for reducing poverty and hunger, and more and

  7. Library Resource
    February, 2013
    Uganda

    A Country Environmental Analysis (CEA)
    is a World Bank analytical tool used to integrate
    environmental issues into development assistance strategies,
    programs, and projects. To that end, the CEA synthesizes
    environmental issues, highlights the environmental and
    economic implications of development policies, and evaluates
    the country's environmental management capacity. It is
    composed of three analytical building blocks: the

  8. Library Resource
    October, 2013
    North Macedonia

    Agricultural production is inextricably tied to climate, making agriculture one of the most climate-sensitive of all economic sectors. In countries such as the Former Yugoslav Republic (FYR) of Macedonia, the risks of climate change for the agricultural sector are a particularly immediate and important problem because the majority of the rural population depends either directly or indirectly on agriculture for their livelihoods.

  9. Library Resource
    The GEF-6 Biodiversity Strategy cover image
    Institutional & promotional materials
    December, 2014
    Global

    The Convention on Biological Diversity
    (CBD) defines biodiversity as the variability among living
    organisms from all sources including, inter alia,
    terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the
    ecological complexes of which they are part; this includes
    diversity within species, between species, and of
    ecosystems. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and TEEB
    (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) demonstrated

  10. Library Resource
    March, 2012
    Global

    The 2007-2008 upsurge in agricultural
    commodity prices gave rise to widespread concern about
    investors causing a "global land rush". Large land
    deals can provide opportunities for better access to
    capital, transfer of technology, and advances in
    productivity and employment generation. But they carry risks
    of dispossession and loss of livelihoods, corruption,
    deterioration in local food security, environmental damage,

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