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WB support for sustainable development of Sundarbans

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 2, 2010

The World Bank (WB) is helping Bangladesh carry out a series of studies to develop a holistic programme for sustainable development of the Sundarbans, the world's single largest mangrove forest.

A comprehensive plan based on these studies would be developed to...

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United Nations warned that corruption is undermining grants to stop logging

By : Preeti Aggarwal, Jul 5, 2010

A revolutionary scheme backed by the World Bank to pay poor countries billions of dollars a year to stop felling trees is the best way to stop logging and save the planet from climate change, according to wealthy countries and conservationists, yet documents seen by the...

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India conspires again

By : Preeti Aggarwal, Jul 5, 2010


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Subject Tags: Business , India , War , World Bank

World Bank loans for Mumbai train system, dam projects

By : Preeti Aggarwal, Jul 2, 2010

The World Bank has approved $430 million to finance improvement of Mumbai's suburban railway system, the city's lifeline and better $350 million to better over 220 dams in Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and Tamil Nadu.
The bank's board on Tuesday approved to finance the...

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Subject Tags: World Bank

World Bank green bonds issuance passes $1 bln

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 24, 2010

Swedish institutional investors subscribed for "green" bonds issued by the World Bank on Monday, taking total such financing to over $1 billion, lead manager SEB bank said on Monday.

Investors buy these bonds at a fixed or floating interest rate and the World Bank in...

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Subject Tags: World Bank

India's carbon intensity decline is enviable

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 15, 2009

Several articles — some of them misleading — have recently appeared in the media on a study by the World Bank, ‘Energy Intensive Sectors of the Indian Economy: Options for Low Carbon Development’. In an exclusive article for TOI, the report’s authors, Kwawu Mensan Gaba (Lead...

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Analyse cost-benefit carefully: World Bank

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 10, 2009

India will be able to reduce its carbon intensity considerably if it stays the course on its plans to slash its energy deficit and move to more environmentally friendly power alternatives by 2031, but any further cuts will come at a high cost, according to a yet-to-be-...

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World Bank Touts Carbon Market

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 9, 2009

The World Bank proudly defended the global carbon market in the Danish capital Tuesday for its "contribution" to efforts to mitigate climate change, in spite of criticism from civil society.

The multilateral lender presented its publication titled "10 Years of...

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Multi-Country Poll Reveals That Majority of People Want Action on ...

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 4, 2009

Carried out by and commissioned by the World Bank, the poll questioned 13,518 respondents in 15 nations -- Bangladesh, China, Egypt, France, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Russia, Senegal, Turkey, the United States, and Vietnam.


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World Bank to help Himachal become carbon-neutral state

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 14, 2009

The World Bank has given an in principle go-ahead to help Himachal Pradesh become a carbon-neutral state, according to a state government release today.

The WB authorities conveyed their decision at a high level mid-term meeting of the Himachal Pradesh-Mid-Himalayas...

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Subject Tags: Technology , World Bank