The World Trade Indicators (WTI) database and ranking tool cover country level indicators of trade performance and policies and institutions that affect trade. This publication summarizes patterns in world trade policy and trade outcomes revealed by the WTI database, focusing mainly on regional and income level variations and providing the context to help evaluate individual country progress. It is hoped that this initiative, by benchmarking country performance in various policy and outcome areas, will enhance the ability of policy makers to design and implement needed trade-related reforms.

This report provides comparative data on a number of measures of emissions for a wide range of countries, allowing comparisons to be made among the different measures. It provides a decomposition of the change in fossil fuel CO2 emissions between 1994 and 2004 into changes in five factors: the average emission per unit of fossil fuel consumed; the share of fossil fuel consumption in total energy consumption; total energy consumption per unit of GDP; GDP per capita; and population. It carries out this decomposition for the top 70 countries in terms of 2004 emissions of CO2 from fossil fuels.

World Development Report 2008 calls for greater investment in agriculture in developing countries.The report warns that the sector must be placed at the center of the development agenda if the goals of halving extreme poverty and hunger by 2015 are to be realized.

The overall aim of the India Ecodevelopment Project, approved in 1996, was to conserve biological diversity in seven globally significant protected areas (PAS) by implementing an ecodevelopment strategy (prepared by the GOI).

This study was initiated in response to a recognition by Go0 and other stakeholders that environmental and social risks o f mineral-intensive growth are closely interlinked, and therefore, developing strategies to carefully manage and mitigate the harmful environmental effects is critical for enabling rapid, sustainable and inclusive growth in Orissa. The study aimed to support the growth

Under the World Bank's Sustainable Development Network Integration "Challenge Fund Initiative,' a joint "ESMAP - Carbon Finance Unit' team examined the synergies and possibilities of scaling up implementation of dispersed, demand-side EE efforts using the emerging programmatic CDM (pCDM) concept. This paper focuses on the key recommendations of this analysis, the potential scaling-up opportunities, and underlying operational synergies between EE programs in developing countries and pCDM.

Sea level rise (SLR) due to climate change is a serious global threat. The scientific evidence is now overwhelming. Continued growth of greenhouse gas emissions and associated global warming could well promote SLR of 1m-3m in this century, and unexpectedly rapid breakup of the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets might produce a 5m SLR. In this paper, the authors have assessed the consequences of continued SLR for 84 developing countries.

The study highlights the importance of strengthening institutions for environment management in sustaining and accelerating India's strong growth performance.

India's Northeast is rich in natural resources. While in terms of development

This is a draft edition of the "Cost of Pollution in China: Economic Estimates of Physical Damages" report, which will be presented at the international conference on Sustainable Development in Beijing, China on March 2, 2007. The purpose of this conference edition is to present the findings of the studies undertaken in China over the past about 3 years as well as to obtain relevant comments and feedback from the conference participants that could be included in the final edition of the report.