• Jul 1, 2008

    The report argues that properly designed nature-based enterprises can create economic, social, and environmental resilience that cushion the impacts of climate change, especially for the rural poor, and help provide needed social stability. It notes that the efforts that foster resilience chart the first steps on the path out of poverty.

  • World Resources 2005: Managing Ecosystems To Fight Poverty
    Aug 31, 2005

    The main message of this publication is that natural resources and ecosystems can be a route to wealth creation when good governance empowers the poor. The report details the steps necessary to empower the poor to use ecosystems both wisely and for wealth, and demonstrates how local stewardship of nature can be a powerful means of fighting poverty when the right regulatory frameworks are in place

  • Energy Access In Developing Countries
    Jun 6, 2012

    Policies and national programmes must be drastically enhanced to tackle in any significant way energy poverty. This cannot be done effectively without a clear understanding of the energy access situation in countries, including understanding regional and national trends, rural/urban disparities, and the range of energy sources typically used in the households of the poor. Yet, existing global data sets and reports often provide insufficient information on energy access, focusing instead mostly on energy production and consumption

  • Jun 18, 2012

    This report is part of the Arab Human Development Reports’ Research Paper Series which examines energy subsidies in the Arab region. It considers energy subsidies in the context of achieving overall welfare objectives related to expanding energy access and protecting poor households’ incomes; to economic development objectives such as fostering industrial growth and smoothing domestic consumption.

  • Sustainable Development: Time For Action
    Jun 1, 2012

    The UN Conference on Sustainable Development – popularly referred to as Rio+20 – will be held on 20-22 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The agenda will focus on transition to green economy with an emphasis on poverty reduction, access to efficient and renewable energy for all, protection of our water resources and eco systems as well as food security.

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