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- DocumentWorld Bank, 2001Report argues that a country's willingness to integrate into the world economy leads to large benefits for the poorest.The study shows that 24 developing countries that increased their integration into the world economy over two decades ending in the late 1990s achieved higher growth in incomes, longer life expectancy and better schooling.DocumentNational Academies Press, 2001Recent scientific evidence shows that major and widespread climate changes have occurred with startling speed. These were especially common when the climate was being forced to change most rapidly.DocumentPanos Institute, London, 2001Report providing an introductory overview of issues in light of the FAO's gloomy predictions regarding the global target to halve poverty by 2015. With case studies throughout the paper looks at the connection between hunger and poverty and the policies that are supposed to reduce both.Document
A review of the effectiveness of developing country participation in the Climate Change Convention negotiationsOverseas Development Institute, 2001There is an enormous range of views and interests among developing countries (from the small and vulnerable countries in the AOSIS group to larger emitting countries like China and India, and the OPEC group which opposes climate change abatement based on fossil fuel reduction), just as there are major differences between developed country blocks.DocumentYale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 2000Collection of essays, aiming to serve as a tool for decisionmakers in developing countries,who will have enormous responsibilities in facing climate challenges in the coming years.DocumentClimate Change, World Bank, 1995This paper, prepared for the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Convention, outlines principles and means for Bank Group assistance for mitigating climate change. The first section of this paper reviews key elements of the Framework Convention on Climate Change. This is followed by a summary of the foundations of Bank Group assistance for climate change mitigation.DocumentInternational Global Atmosphere Chemistry Project, 1999DocumentBrookings Institution, 1995This paper summarizes the debate on the costs and benefits of regional and global action to reduce future emissions of greenhouse gases. The paper also presents new evidence on possible future global emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels where these emissions are disaggregated by major developed and developing country regions.DocumentBrookings Institution, 1995This paper explores the empirical link between environmental policy and international trade. Using an estimated global simulation model, the paper focusses on the extent to which international trade flows are redirected as a result of unilateral versus multilateral taxes on the emission of carbon dioxide.DocumentBrookings Institution, 1999This paper explores prospects for the world economy to the year 2020 through a series of scenarios based on different assumptions about future changes in the structure of individual economies. It differs from most other medium term studies because we do not assume that each economy's variables (such as output, energy use, resource depletion or pollution) all grow in proportion to GDP.