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Environmental Dispute Resolution Mechanisms

Author: Ernesto Sanchez-Triana, Lead Environmental Specialist

PDF file Concept Note (updated May 17, 2010)


The Bank’s environmental safeguard policies are an integral part of its support for sustainable poverty reduction. However, questions can be raised about whether the environmental dispute resolution techniques employed in International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) supported investment projects are adequate and whether they compare well with state-of-the art practices in environmental dispute resolution.

The proposed analytic work will identify and examine options for enhancing project-based environmental dispute resolution mechanisms by using state-of-the-art approaches. The overarching objective will be to evaluate those options and put forward a detailed proposal that can be considered by the Bank for establishing a specific and transparent project-based environmental dispute resolution mechanism, one that can help resolve the grievances of parties adversely affected by projects supported by Bank financing in a timely, effective and efficient manner.


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Last updated: 2010-05-24

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