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    Environment and Pollution Prevention

    Cultivating Peace: Conflict and Collaboration in Natural Resource Management
    -Joint publication with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Daniel Buckles/IDRC, editor
    Conflict over natural resources-such as land, water, and forests-has for ages been widespread. While the dimensions, levels, and intensity of conflict can vary greatly, so too can the opportunities for conflict resolution. This book presents original case studies from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, interspersed with essays on the cultural dimensions of conflict, the meaning of stakeholder analysis, the impact of development interventions on peace and conflict, and the policy dimensions of conflict management.
    1999. 294 pages. ISBN 0-8213-4623-7. SKU 14623. $22.00
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    Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability
    -Jose I. dos R. Furtado and Tamara Belt with Ramachandra Jammi, editors
    Relatively little attention often has been paid to the negative effects of economic development on the environment among countries pursuing a higher living standard. This scenario has been especially true in developing countries. Proof that economic development and the environment are closely interrelated is everywhere, from major urban settings to the farthest reaches of the tropical forests. The challenge now is to ensure that development strategies for economic growth are implemented in harmony with environmental sustainability. This book, developed as part of a five-year program of policy seminars, touches on a broad range of practical issues related to environmental management, including wealth creation, institutions, equity, energy, trade, human health, and ecological sustainability.
    2000. 125 pages. ISBN 0-8213-4573-7. SKU 14573. $22.00
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    Empowering Civil Society to Monitor the Environment: Education for Students, Awareness for the Public, and Functional Literacy for Targeted Groups
    -David Lakshmanan Ariasingam
    This paper, along with case studies, provides evidence that empowering civil society can improve the effectiveness and sustainability of environment projects. Empowerment includes encouraging people to monitor the environment through environmental education for primary and secondary students, environmental awareness programs for the public, and efforts to improve the functional literacy of targeted groups.
    1999. 40 pages. Stock No. 37141. Full textPDF 186 Kb
    Global Climate Change and Biodiversity
    Challenges for the Future and the Way Ahead
    -José I. dos Furtado and Nalin Kishor with G. V. Rao and Catherine Wood
    This paper is based on the Workshop on Global Climate Change and Biodiversity in Toronto, Canada, on June 24, 1997. There, an international panel of experts addressed some of the scientific and policy issues related to global climate change and biodiversity. The paper summarizes the panel's presentations and deliberations, supplemented by research and publications made available since that time. It highlights the challenges the world community faces as a result of global climate change and identifies the steps necessary to counter those threats.
    1999. 54 pages. Stock No. 37151. Full textPDF 264 Kb
    Improving Municipal Solid Waste Management in India-A Sourcebook for Policymakers and Practitioners
    -Da Zhu , P. U. Asnani , Christian Zurbrugg , Sebastian Anapolsky , Shyamala K. Mani  
    2007. 187 pages. 2007. ISBN: 0-8213-7361-7  $38.00
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    Land-Use Zoning on Tropical Frontiers: Emerging Lessons from the Brazilian Amazon
    -Dennis J. Mahar and Cecile E.H. Ducrot
    For more than 30 years, successive Brazilian governments have engaged in programs aimed at opening up the Amazon region for settlement and development. Starting in the late 1980s, the Brazilian government, along with certain donors and nongovernmental organizations, proposed prescriptive land-use zoning (LZ) to bring order and rationality to land use in the Amazon region. A decade has now passed since LZ was legally instituted. While the process of implementing LZ continues, this case seeks to draw some interim lessons from the experience to date. The authors hope that these lessons will contribute to improving the design and implementation of LZ not only in Brazil but in other countries of the world with similar tropical frontiers.
    1999. 29 pages. Stock No. 37139. Full text574 KB
    Protecting the Global Environment: Initiatives by Japanese Business
    -Wilfrido Cruz, Koichiro Fukui, Jeremy Warford, editors
    In an effort to develop global environmental policies there is a clear division between developed and developing countries. Developing countries are faced with significant issues such as poverty reduction and economic growth stimulation. These countries may also harbor resentment toward the developed countries as the source of environmental damage. Additionally, environmental problems can impact countries differently. This paper, a cooperative effort by the World Bank Institute and the Development Bank of Japan, seeks to further discussion of the connection between environmental concerns and national development policies. By outlining three specific examples from the steel, power and forestry sectors, in Japan, it demonstrates how remarkable environmental improvements can occur while improving production efficiency.
    2002. 144 pages. ISBN 0-8213-5122-2. SKU 15122. $22.00
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    Tourism and the Environment
    -Kalidas Sawkar, Ligia Noronha, Antonio Mascarenhas, O.S. Chauhan, and Simad Saeed
    This document includes two case studies that review the impacts of tourism on the environment in the State of Goa, India, and the Republic of the Maldives.
    1998. 54 pages. Stock No. 37134. Full text495 KB
    Urban and Industrial Management in Developing Countries: Lessons from Japanese Experience
    -Wilfrido Cruz, Kazuhiko Takemoto, and Jeremy Warford, editors
    This book summarizes the key features of Japan's work to resolve the urban and industrial pollution problems stemming from its rapid post-war industrial expansion. Drawing upon views expressed by Japanese participants and participants from other East Asian countries in an international workshop, the book identifies the main areas in which developing countries may profit from the Japanese example.
    1998. 62 pages. ISBN 0-8213-4201-0. SKU 14201. $22.00
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