|Analytical Work: August 2009 - August 2010|
The analytical background papers below will underpin the development of the 2010 Environment Strategy. Based on their respective Concept Notes, posted for your reference, the papers will be drafted in consultation with both internal and external partners. Please click on each one to read more about their objectives and scope and how you may engage during the drafting process.
|The Role of Biodiversity and Ecosystems in Sustainable Development in WBG Programs|
This paper looks at how biodiversity is incorporated in the WBG and how the WBG can enhance its role in biodiversity and ecosystems protection and management.
|Assessing the Environmental Co-Benefits of Climate Change Action|
The primary objective of this paper is to assess the potential for climate change actions, both on mitigation and adaptation, to provide broader environmental co-benefits in terms of the quality of environmental media, the flow of ecosystem services and the maintenance of biodiversity.
|Environmental Mainstreaming and Sustainability|
This paper intends to inform the discussion about the nature of mainstreaming drawing from a realistic assessment of results to date, similar efforts from partners, new thinking on sustainability from outside sources.
|Monitoring Environmental Sustainability|
This paper reviews environmental and natural resources indicators and global datasets to provide an assessment of the state of environment and trends around the world.
|Role of Environmental DPLs in Supporting Environmental Sustainability|
This paper aims to highlight the enabling conditions for the design and implementation of Developmental Policy Loans (DPLs), scrutinize environmental mainstreaming in sectors through policy reforms, and assess the effectiveness and impact of these DPLs.
|Environmental Institutions and Governance|
This paper examines past efforts of the WBG in this area, drawing lessons from successes and challenges. It will also examine external efforts to understand what the WBG may learn in this area.
This paper strives to identify and reach a better understanding of the current and future drivers for pollution management to enhance the WBG approach in this area.
|Implementation of Environmental Policies|
The objective of the proposed analytical work includes identifying opportunities and examining options for strengthening the Bank’s environmental operational procedures and practices.
|Valuing Ecosystem Services|
This paper will identify where valuation of ecosystem services is most critical and how to ensure that valuation is done properly in those cases.
|Use of Country Systems|
This paper will review how the World Bank Group (WBG) may be more effective in the use of country systems in lieu of Bank's safeguards, and more importantly, in helping borrowers to improve the implementation of their own safeguards systems.
|Financing Environmental Services|
This paper analyzes the contribution of various financing mechanisms to environmental investments, their effectiveness and efficiency, and their replicability in other contexts.
|Gender and Environment|
This paper will identify critical gender issues related to women’s economic and governance roles in rural and urban areas, for the development of the 2010 Environment Strategy. It will also review best practices and lessons learned from WBG activities and the internal and external challenges of harmonizing gender and environmental mainstreaming in projects.
|Environmental Dispute Resolution Mechanisms|
This paper will identify and examine options for enhancing project-based environmental dispute resolution mechanisms by using state-of-the-art approaches. It will be evaluate those options and put forward a detailed proposal for establishing a specific and transparent project-based environmental dispute resolution mechanism, in a timely, effective and efficient manner.