Solid Waste Management
World Bank Livestock Waste Management Program in Thailand Email
Written by Grant Ferrier  21 July 2009  

The project aims to improve livestock waste management practices and take advantage of the captured renewable energy in the form of biogas at participating farms.

World Bank Yunnan Urban Environment Project for China Email
Written by Grant Ferrier  21 July 2009  

Environmental infrastructure development for Yunnan Urban Environment Project in China

Public Environmental Expenditure Management Email
Written by Grant Ferrier  15 July 2009  

Summary of OECD efforts to enhance public expenditure in the environmental sector.
The governance of public expenditure in the environmental sector is often weak in the EECCA countries. This has diminished environmental benefits of public spending and rendered many environmental programmes unsatisfactory to Ministries of Finance and foreign donors. Hence, members of the EECCA Environmental Finance Network of the EAP Task Force stand committed to improve transparency, accountability and efficiency of public environmental expenditure programmes.

The Evolution of the Environmental Industry in Mexico 1995-2005 Email
Written by Grant Ferrier  30 April 2009  

It was presumed that the passage of NAFTA would stimulate considerable growth in markets for environmental goods and services in Mexico, and the rapid development of an environmental industry in Mexico. This paper quantifies the growth and evolution of environmental market in Mexico since 1995, and characterizes the contribution of imports and Mexico’s own environmental industry. NAFTA has not brought proportionally more pollution to Mexico as many feared, but it is gradually bringing higher standards of environmental performance due to the influx of multinational firms operating under their own guidelines. The challenge is to turn these standards into the norm rather than the exception, and working with Mexican authorities to apply similar standards to their environmental infrastructure.


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