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The Role of Biodiversity and Ecosystems in Sustainable Development in WBG Programs

Author: Claudia Sobrevila, Senior Environmental Specialist

PDF file Draft Concept Note (updated April 7, 2010)

PDF file Paper Summary (updated Oct. 13, 2010)

Despite the WBG’s commitment to biodiversity and natural resources management, the portfolio has declined in the past two years raising serious concerns among senior management and environmental staff. This paper studies the factors that have contributed to such decline and assesses whether new approaches are needed to reverse this trend. It attempts to do this, by better understanding how biodiversity is incorporated in the WBG and how the WBG can enhance its role in biodiversity and ecosystems protection and management as a key ingredient to reach development sustainability.

Date & Venue

Meetings and Materials

Apr. 12, 2010

12:30 - 5 PM

World Bank


1818 H St. NW

Washington DC

Consultation on Background Paper on Biodiversity and Ecosystems


1. ppt icon 16 x 16 pixels Overview of Most Effective Approaches to Mainstream Biodiversity in Rural Development

2. Biodiversity Issues Review Note (By Claudia Sobrevila)

3. Biodiversity in the 2010 Environment Strategy: An Economic Perspective (Draft by John Reid)

Consultation summary

Apr. 28, 2010

13:15 - 14:45 PM

United Nations

New York

Information Session on Biodiversity and Ecosystems in the WBG Environment Strategy 2010

 ppt icon 16 x 16 pixels Biodiversity and Ecosystems in the WBG

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Last updated: 2010-10-13

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