This booklet is a quick source for national and trade statistics of WTO members and countries which are in the process of negotiating WTO membership.

A scoping study to assess exposure of financial institutions to biodiversity business risks and identifying options for business opportunities.

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.

This paper examines urban health in low- and middle-income countries, in relation to two sets of environmental issues: persistent local environmental health burdens, and most notably the water, sanitation and housing deficiencies prevalent in the poor neighbourhoods of so many urban settlements; and emerging global environmental burdens that will be experienced in urban areas, and most notably those associated with climate change.

The Total Sanitation Campaign was launched in 1999, advocating a shift from a high to a low subsidy regime, and greater community involvement.

India’s economy is expanding at an impressive and accelerating pace. This survey reveals that businesses in most countries remain optimistic about economic prospects for the year ahead.

Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals has been publishing from time to time various statistical

Access to food involves entitlements for producing or acquiring food, which are discussed in this paper under three main headings: access to productive natural resources including land, water, agrofor

In the recent past, most Asian countries have greatly improved their capacities to monitor hazards and to warn, evaluate and provide emergency relief to victims of disasters. As a result, the number of lives lost to disasters such as floods, storms and extreme temperature has decreased significantly. However, the vulnerability within the agriculture sector has continuously increased due to its high level of exposure. It is essential to re-align all disaster management programmes in the agriculture sectors from response to prevention and preparedness.

This report identifies ecosystem services and stakeholders and determines spatio-temporal dimensions of the identified services. It documents past and present trends of resource utilization in various forest types. It also documents functional attributes of different forest types including biotic stresses.