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August 2007
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

Financial constraints are among the most important barriers to proper municipal solid waste (MSW) management in the developing countries of Asia and the Pacific.

June 2007
World Bank Group, Asian Development Bank (ADB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Investment Bank (EIB), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Independent Evaluation Group (IEG)
This review The Nexus Between Infrastructure And Environment: From the Evaluation Cooperation Group of the International Financial Institutions was commissioned by the Evaluation Coordination Group (ECG) to evaluate members' experiences regarding the detrimental impacts of infrastructure on the environment and to enhance infrastructure's positive contribution to the environment. It finds that a more proactive and comprehensive approach, addressing nexus issues at the project level as well as at sectoral and national levels, is needed.
February 2007
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
This paper was aimed at better understanding of the political realities of subsidies and identifying good practices to reduce environmentally harmful subsidies.
January 2007
International Labour Organization (ILO)

This publication presents examples of the application of technical expertise, of workplace participation, and of tools that promote workers’ health and safety to problems that extend beyond the workplace into areas such as environmental protection, public health and the accountability of employer

December 2006
World Bank Group

The book presents estimates of total wealth for nearly 120 countries, using economic theory to decompose the wealth of a nation into its component pieces: produced capital, natural resources and human resources.

November 2006
Sustainable Development (John Wiley and Sons)

Economic incentives such as environmental taxes can create attractive markets for environmentally sound products and process technologies.

November 2006
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

Design for Sustainability (D4S), improving products while taking environmental and social concerns as key strategic elements into consideration, is one of the most useful innovation approaches available to entreprises today.

November 2006
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

The report shows evidence of the potential benefits of adopting sustainability as a business strategy. It also shows a dramatic shift in banks' awareness of these benefits.

October 2006

There are currently debates in many countries on whether or not to adjust or correct the measure of gross domestic product (GDP) for deterioration of the state of the environment and depletion of natural resources.

September 2006
Sustainable Development (John Wiley and Sons)

Greening of product chains has come up as an important means to systematically improve the environmental performance of products from cradle to cradle in Europe and elsewhere.