This new book argues for the ecosystem-based approaches to mitigation and adaptation as a third essential pillar in national strategies to address climate change, as such strategies can offer cost-effective, sustainable solutions contributing to and complementing other national & regional adaptation strategies.

The Global Development Finance 2010: External Debt of Developing Countries provides comprehensive data from 128 developing countries showing the impact of the financial crisis on their access to international capital flows.

Global Economic Prospects 2010: Crisis, Finance, and Growth

Coastal areas host a range of diverse habitats, including some of the most productive ecosystems on Earth in terms of goods and services. They are also the most inhabited areas on the planet, which makes them critically important both from an environmental
and a human point of view. Through a combination of direct and indirect impacts, including the effects of global warming, human

Indonesia is highly vulnerable to climate change. Adaptation is needed to build resilience and protect both Indonesia

Urbanization and climate change will define much of the 21st century. Urbanization leads to improvement in standards of living, and through the increased density and service delivery efficiency of cities, higher growth can be achieved with lower greenhouse gas emissions. Cities and urban agglomerations

Promoting Economic Cooperation in South Asia: Beyond SAFTA examines the distinct development dichotomy that exists in South Asia and tries to find a workable solution to bridge this gap. In spite of rapid economic growth since 1980, there is extensive poverty and inequality in South Asia.

Faced with mounting shortages of water, a worsening trend in water pollution and growing damages from climate change, the international community must find additional ways to support countries in managing their water resources.

India is the largest groundwater user in the world, with an estimated usage of around 230 cubic kilometers per year, more than a quarter of the global total. With more than 60 percent of irrigated agriculture and 85 percent of drinking water supplies dependent on it, groundwater is a vital resource for rural areas in India.

This reports says that World Bank is to support the development priorities of countries in South Asia by addressing climate change related risks and harnessing development opportunities that promote low-carbon growth.

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