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Despite the fact that the financial services sector in many
countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, are still
characterized by manifold constraints and limitations, the
future potential of local financial markets for financing

In low and middle-income countries, the informal sector carries out a significant proportion of recycling activity in solid waste management (SWM). For the purposes of this study, the term

In responding to climate change, the specific nature of coastal areas calls for special approaches. On the one hand, these areas are highly vulnerable to climate change impacts; on the other, healthy coastal wetland ecosystems, such as mangrove forests, can reduce that vulnerability as they pro-vide protection from climate impacts like storms or sea level rise.

This module of the GTZ Sourcebook for Decision-Makers in Developing Cities is intended to raise awareness, describe the expected impacts of climate change on urban passenger transport and provide an orientation on how to integrate climate proofing into urban transport planning and policy implementation. The paper concludes with a discussion on synergies between adaptation and mitigation.

This comprehensive Guidebook on Sustainable Economic Development in Conflict affected Environments synthesises that work and contributes to the current international efforts, in particular of the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED), to improve economic development approaches in these difficult conditions.

Sustainable development depends on intact ecosystems and their services. This is why environmental protection in the context of sustainable development is a key concern in development cooperation.

This Draft Discussion Paper is intended to provide the climate negotiators with key recommendations on how to include land transport in the climate change negotiations of the Bali Action Plan. Most of the ideas are also relevant to freight transport as well as other modes such as air and maritime. This document reflects the current state of the negotiations.

More and more cities around the world are developing dedicated Climate Action Plans to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions and improve the local air quality for their inhabitants. The transport sector usually plays a crucial role in any such strategy. In many cases, transportation is the primary source of CO2 and other GHGs, contributing up to 40 percent of the cities

The essays are intentended to show how the quest for sustainable development can provide orientation to all international cooperation.