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  1. Title

    Introducing energy-efficient clean technologies in the brick sector of Bangladesh

    Description
    The brick sector in Bangladesh is examined and the potential for introducing cleaner technologies is evaluated. Reference is made to the Chinese brick sector, the world's leading brick producer. Recommendations for a more sustainable brick sector in Bangladesh are provided. This document, Report No. 60155-BD, was published by The World Bank in June 2011.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2797
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    Investing in a more sustainable Indonesia: Country Environmental Analysis 2009: Main report

    Description
    This report presents a detailed analysis of the state of Indonesia's environment and natural resources management and the challenges they face. The aim of the study is to guide the World Bank support to Indonesian institutions to enhance sustainable development. The analysis covers: priorities for sustainable development; the challenges of environmental governance; the effects of a changing climate; and, options for future development. This document, Report No. 50762 - ID, was published by The World Bank in 2009.
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/3135
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    Irrigation and water policies in the Mekong region: current discourses and practices

    Description
    This report documents current irrigation and water policies in countries of the Mekong region, reviewing planning issues, water policies and legal frameworks, the setting up of water policy "apex bodies," participatory policies, and integrated water resource management/river basin management. This report was published by IWMI in 2005.
    Author
    Francois Molle
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.3910/2009.095
  4. Title

    Land evaluation: towards a revised framework

    Description
    This discussion document aims to identify issues and principles to be considered in revising and updating the FAO 1976 Framework for Land Evaluation. It covers: the historical development of land evaluation; the need for revision of the Framework; an expansion of the necessary concepts and definitions, focusing on environmental concerns; and, revised principles and procedures. It concludes with the outline of a revised framework for land evaluation. This document, Land and water Discussion paper 6, was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2007.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/011/a1080e/a1080e00.pdf
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    Livestock environment and development in watersheds

    Description
    This paper analyses critical issues which affect the environment and livelihoods of livestock rearing communities in India (including access to land resources, scarcity of fodder, access to drinking water, livestock services and credit) and makes a series of recommendations which will ensure that livestock rearing continues to be a viable livelihood option for the poor and that preserves and nurtures the ecosystem.
    Author
    Ranjitha Puskur; B. R. Mangurkar; Ravindra A.; A. K. Joseph; V. Padmakumar
    Publisher
    Capitalisation of Livestock Programme Experiences India (CALPI); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/wairdocs/lead/ae764e/ae764e00.htm
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    Lower Krishna Basin trajectory: relationships between basin development and downstream environmental degradation

    Description
    This paper describes how basin water development can lead to downstream environmental degradation, particularly soil and groundwater salinization, increasing pollution, disappearing mangroves and wetland dessication illustrated through the case study of the Krishna River Basin in South India. This paper was published by IWMI in 2008.
    Author
    Jean-Philippe Venot; Bharat R. Sharma; Kamineni V. G. K. Rao
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.3910/2009.125
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    Mainstreaming building energy efficiency codes in developing countries: global experiences and lessons from early adopters

    Description
    This report studies the value of adopting and enforcing mandatory building energy efficiency codes (BEECs) in developing countries as a method of overcoming persistent market barriers and delivering more energy-efficient buildings. It discusses energy use and energy-saving opportunities in buildings; the key challenges to implementing BEECs in developing countries; the nature, development, implementation, enforcement and elements of compliance of BEECs; and case studies from early adopters of BEECs in developing countries including China and India. This report was published by The World Bank in 2010.
    Author
    Feng Liu; Anke S. Meyer; John F. Hogan
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/5915
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    Making women's voices count in natural disaster programs in East Asia and the Pacific

    Description
    This report discusses the importance of including womens' voices in disaster risk management in the East Asia region. The report describes how women are disproportionately affected by natural disasters and offers examples of how to address some of these issues. Includes case studies of good practice describing projects in India and Indonesia. This report was published by The World Bank in 2011.
    Author
    Zoe Elena Trohanis; Zuzana Svetlosakova; Helene Carlsson-Rex
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/10091
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    Malaria mosquito resistance to agricultural insecticides: risk area mapping in Thailand

    Description
    This case study identifies risk areas in Thailand where insecticide resistance in malaria mosquitoes might develop as a result of crop protection activities in agriculture, provides guidance on how to define risk areas and reviews insecticide resistance in disease vectors and the potential role of agriculture. This study was published by IWMI in 2006.
    Author
    Hans J. Overgaard
    Publisher
    International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.3910/2009.103
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    Malaysia forestry outlook study

    Description
    This report presents an overview of the current state of forestry in Malaysia and discusses the trends and challenges in the sector and probable scenarios for forestry development.
    Author
    Thang Hooi Chiew
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/014/am247e/am247e00.pdf
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    Managing the invisible: understanding and improving groundwater governance

    Description
    This report introduces groundwater as a resource and describes the important role of groundwater in the domestic, industrial and agricultural water supply. It highlights some key challenges to this supply, including climate change and excessive abstraction, and goes on to make a number of suggestions for policies and governance strategies that would safeguard this critical supply of water. It also provides some case studies from developing countries that support the implementation of groundwater management initiatives. This report was published by the World Bank in 2012.
    Author
    Marcus Wijnen; Benedicte Augeard; Bradley Hiller; Christopher Ward; Patrick Huntjens
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/17228
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    Marine protected areas: country case studies on policy, governance and institutional issues - Brazil, India, Palau, Senegal

    Description
    This report contains case studies of the policy, governance and institutional issues of marine protected areas (MPAs) in four countries including India. The India case study discusses the country's current fisheries and spatial management, the design and management status and governance of their MPAs for fisheries and conservation, the socio-economic and ecological considerations and impacts of MPAs, the coordinated approaches to MPAs for fisheries management and conservation and future directions for ocean resource management in that country.
    Author
    Jessica S. Sanders; Dominique Greboval; Antonia Hjort
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/3/a-i2191e/index.html
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    Marine protected areas: country case studies on policy, governance and institutional issues - Japan, Mauritania, Philippines, Samoa

    Description
    This report contains case studies of the policy, governance and institutional issues of marine protected areas (MPAs) in four countries including the Philippines. The Philippines case study discusses the country's current fisheries and spatial management, the design and management status and governance of their MPAs for fisheries and conservation, the socio-economic and ecological considerations and impacts of MPAs, the coordinated approaches to MPAs for fisheries management and conservation and future directions for ocean resource management in that country. This report was published by the FAO in 2013.
    Author
    Jessica S. Sanders; Dominique Greboval; Antonia Hjort
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3212e/i3212e00.htm
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    Mitigating climate change through restoration and management of coastal wetlands and near-shore marine ecosystems

    Description
    This report describes the important role that coastal wetland and near-shore marine ecosystems can play in mitigating the effects of climate change. It introduces the characteristics and dynamics of these ecosystems and then goes on to make a number of recommendations for climate change mitigation activities in these areas. This report was published by the World Bank in 2011.
    Author
    Stephen Crooks; Dorothée Herr; Jerker Tamelander; Dan Laffoley; Justin Vandever
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/18318
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    Modernization strategy for irrigation management: Karnataka - India - Gandorinala and Bennithora Projects

    Description
    This paper reports on a training workshop on modernization of irrigation management organized in 2007 with a focus on the Gadorinala and Bennithora projects in India. It aims to highlight ways that policy-makers can ensure that diagnosis and solutions are investigated properly in modernization projects, to suggest some specific strategies to managers of the Gandorinala and Bennithora projects on how they should start the management and operation of these new irrigation systems and to introduce a progressive modernization plan with some initial steps taken for monitoring.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/016/ap436e/ap436e.pdf
  16. Title

    Modernization strategy for irrigation management: Karnataka - India Hemavathi Project - CNNL

    Description
    This paper reports on a training workshop on modernization of irrigation management organized in 2007 with a focus on the Hemavathi project in India. It aims to highlight ways that policy-makers can ensure that diagnosis and solutions are investigated properly in modernization projects, to suggest some specific strategies to managers of the Hemavathi project on how they should conceptualize the modernization of irrigation management and to introduce the MASSCOTE and RAP exercises.
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/016/ap435e/ap435e.pdf
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    Multiple-use forest management in the human tropics: opportunities and challenges for sustainable forest management

    Description
    This report describes regional assessments of multiple-use forest management (MFM) carried out in three regions including Southeast Asia which provide an overview of forestry and the MFM initiatives in selected countries (including Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam), the main constraints on MFM and the opportunities for diversifying and integrating products and services in forest management units. This report was published by the FAO in 2013.
    Author
    Cesar Sabogal; Manuel R. Guariguata; Jeremy Broadhead; Guillaume Lescuyer; Sini Savilaakso; Julienne N. Essoungou; Plinio Sist
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3378e/i3378e00.htm
  18. Title

    Myanmar forestry outlook study

    Description
    This report presents an overview of the current state of forests and forestry in Myanmar and discusses the socio-economic changes which could impact the sector, probable scenarios for forestry development, the role of the forestry sector in providing sustainable sources of livelihood and priorities and strategies to address the emerging opportunities and challenges.
    Author
    Khin Htun
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/014/am252e/am252e00.pdf
  19. Title

    Natural capital, ecological scarcity and rural poverty

    Description
    This paper promotes a new strategy for overcoming the problems of the rural poor who are concentrated in ecologically fragile and remote areas. This strategy includes involving the poor in measures that enhance the environments they rely on, targeting investments to improving the livelihoods of the rural poor, addressing their lack of access to credit, insurance and land and reducing the high transportation and transaction costs that limit their off-farm employment and participation in national and global markets. This paper was published by WorldBank in 2012.
    Author
    Edward B. Barbier
    Publisher
    The World Bank
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/12083
  20. Title

    Operationalizing fisheries co-management: lessons learned from lagoon fisheries co-management in Thua Thien Hue Province, Viet Nam

    Description
    This report provides an overview of the Tam Giang-Cau Hai Lagoon in Vietnam and describes the five stages of the Integrated Management of Lagoon Activities in Thua Thien Hue Province Project (IMOLA).
    Author
    Baku Takahashi; Arie Pieter van Duijn
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/016/i2619e/i2619e00.htm
  21. Title

    Overall reconstruction: design, implementation and management

    Description
    This paper addresses key challenges that have been experienced in several countries during the post-disaster recovery and reconstruction process, in particular relating to the organisation and management of the reconstruction planning, design, and implementation process. It describes key lessons learnt from international experience and makes a number of suggestions for good practice in post-disaster recovery situations. This report was published by the World Bank in 2010.
    Author
    Geoffrey Read
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/10130
  22. Title

    Overview of the current situation on brownfield remediation and redevelopment in China

    Description
    This review of brownfield remediation and redevelopment in China covers: the environmental and development pressures of land contamination; government plans, targets and actions; the regulatory framework for brownfield management; organisational set-up, management procedures and stakeholders; remediation technologies; and case studies of Beijing and Chongqing. It is Sustainable Development - East Asia and Pacific Region Discussion Paper No. 57953 published by the World Bank in September 2010.
    Author
    Jian Xie; Fasheng Li
    Publisher
    The World Bank Group
    https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2933
  23. Title

    Participatory rural environmental management in the Red River Delta (Hop Tien commune, Nam Sach district, Hai Duong province)

    Description
    This report studies community perceptions and awareness of the rural environment; examines methods and approaches to managing the rural environment and presents an action plan to help solve environment problems in rural areas within the context of three areas in the Red River Delta in Vietnam.
    Author
    Bui Thi Thai; Le Manh Dung; Dang Kim Khoi; Tony Swan; Le Son Thanh
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/008/af330e/af330e00.htm
  24. Title

    Participatory rural environmental management: in the Northern Upland Areas (Mo Chau district, Son La province)

    Description
    This report studies the current state of the rural mountainous regions' environment; community awareness of the environmental issues; examines methods of managing the rural environment; presents an action plan to help solve environment problems in rural areas and draws recommendations on building policies and institutional regulations to manage and improve the environment within the context of two upland areas in Vietnam.
    Author
    Le Quoc Thanh; Le Van Tiem; Nguyen Tuan Anh; Dam Quang Minh; Trinh Duc Toan; Nguyen Doan Hung
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/008/af331e/af331e00.htm
  25. Title

    Participatory rural environmental management: synthesized report

    Description
    This report summarizes five participatory rural appraisals carried out in 2003-2004 in Hai Duong, Ha Tay and Son La provinces of Vietnam which aimed to address the environmental management concerns of these regions.
    Author
    Le Quoc Doanh
    Publisher
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/008/af329e/af329e00.htm

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