The Resource International banks and the environment : from growth to sustainability, an unfinished agenda, Raymond F. Mikesell and Larry Williams

International banks and the environment : from growth to sustainability, an unfinished agenda, Raymond F. Mikesell and Larry Williams

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International banks and the environment : from growth to sustainability, an unfinished agenda
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International banks and the environment
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from growth to sustainability, an unfinished agenda
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Raymond F. Mikesell and Larry Williams
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Although many multilateral development banks (MDB's) now include environmental departments and have begun to consider potential ecological impacts of their loans to developing nations, these international moneylenders are not yet using their full potential to influence Third World countries toward sustainable development. The importance of the environment and resource conservation began to receive greater attention in 1970 when Robert S. McNamara, then president of the World Bank, appointed the bank's first environmental advisor. This appointment failed to shift the bank's lending policies, which considered only economic and technical feasibility and often left in their wake contaminated waterways and coastal areas, scorched tropical forests, and intensified human misery in Third World populations already stretched beyond endurance. Raymond Mikesell and Lawrence Williams argue that even though development banks have made some commendable progress--especially in the past several years--there is still much left to be done. It is imperative that MDB's learn to fund irrigation projects that increase agricultural output without damaging the soil or polluting waterways, and support forest projects that will use resources productively without destroying ecosystems or indigenous cultures. Multilateral banks can improve their performance--and the public can press them toward reform--by learning from both the satisfactory and unsatisfactory operations of the past. Mikesell and Williams review in detail the ecological and human consequences of projects supported by development banks over the past three decades. They analyze the problems associated with agricultural projects, forestry programs, and development initiatives for mining, livestock, power, and infrastructure. The authors explain not only how environmental principles can be integrated with traditional development policies and practices, but also how the banks can actively promote sustainable resource development in programs initiated by Third World governments and nongovernmental agencies. "Our approach is intended to be constructive and optimistic," Mikesell and Williams explain. "Bank bashing is not the purpose of this book ... We believe that these institutions are making progress in safeguarding the environment in the projects they support, but that this process is moving too slowly." Environmental activists, economic planners, and anyone concerned about sensible resource conservation on a global scale will find International Banks and the Environment an indispensable guide for understanding environmental impacts and for advancing beyond the shortsighted planning that has put our planet--and ourselves--at risk
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1913-2006
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Mikesell, Raymond F.
LC call number
HG1976.D44
LC item number
M55 1992
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HG1976.D44M55
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1992
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  • encyclopedias
  • surveys of literature
  • legal articles
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1937-
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Williams, Larry
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  • Development banks
  • Economic development projects
  • Sustainable development
  • Development banks
  • Economic development projects
  • Economic policy
  • Sustainable development
  • Ontwikkelingsbanken
  • Milieuhygiëne
  • Entwicklungsbank
  • Entwicklungsprojekt
  • Umweltschutz
  • Supranationale Entwicklungsbank
  • Umweltpolitik
  • Entwicklungsbank
  • Entwicklungsprojekt
  • Supranationale Entwicklungsbank
  • Umweltpolitik
  • Umweltschutz
  • Developing countries
  • Developing countries
  • Entwicklungsländer
  • Entwicklungsländer
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International banks and the environment : from growth to sustainability, an unfinished agenda, Raymond F. Mikesell and Larry Williams
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. The Evolution of Multilateral Development Banks and the Environment. Conditionality -- Ch. 3. Sustainable Growth and Development Strategies. Criticism of the Terms of Reference for an Environmental Assessment of the Singrauli Area -- Ch. 4. Environmental Problems in Irrigated Agriculture and Multipurpose Dams. Case Study: The Narmada River Project. Case Study: The Rahad Irrigation Project in Sudan. Case Study: The Volta River Project in Ghana, 1962-1976. Case Study: The Nam Pong Project in Northeast Thailand. Case Study: The Aswan High Dam. Environmental Effects Commonly Associated with Irrigation Projects. Summary of Major Environmental Factors in Dam Projects -- Ch. 5. Forestry Policies and Resettlement Projects. Environmental Effects Commonly Associated with Forestry Projects. Case Study: The Bastar Wood Pulp and Paper Project. Examples of Beneficial MDB- and USAID-Financed Forestry Projects. Case Study: The Indonesian Transmigration Program. Case Study: The Polonoroeste Resettlement Project in Rondonia, Brazil. Case Study: The San Julian Settlement Project in Eastern Bolivia. Case Study: Involuntary Resettlement Associated with the Manantali Dam in Mali -- Ch. 6. Other Agricultural and Land-Use Environmental Problems. Guidelines for Livestock and Animal Health Projects. World Bank Guidelines for the Use of Pesticides. Selected Wildland Projects Supported by the World Bank. Guidelines for Wildlife and Wildland Protection in the Design and Location of Development Projects -- Ch. 7. Infrastructure and the Extractive Industries. Case Study: The Ok Tedi Mine in Papua New Guinea -- Ch. 8. Structural Adjustment Loans and the Environment -- Ch. 9. External Influences on MDBs -- Ch. 10. Conclusions
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24 cm
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xvi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780871566409
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91030504
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)24430156
Label
International banks and the environment : from growth to sustainability, an unfinished agenda, Raymond F. Mikesell and Larry Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. The Evolution of Multilateral Development Banks and the Environment. Conditionality -- Ch. 3. Sustainable Growth and Development Strategies. Criticism of the Terms of Reference for an Environmental Assessment of the Singrauli Area -- Ch. 4. Environmental Problems in Irrigated Agriculture and Multipurpose Dams. Case Study: The Narmada River Project. Case Study: The Rahad Irrigation Project in Sudan. Case Study: The Volta River Project in Ghana, 1962-1976. Case Study: The Nam Pong Project in Northeast Thailand. Case Study: The Aswan High Dam. Environmental Effects Commonly Associated with Irrigation Projects. Summary of Major Environmental Factors in Dam Projects -- Ch. 5. Forestry Policies and Resettlement Projects. Environmental Effects Commonly Associated with Forestry Projects. Case Study: The Bastar Wood Pulp and Paper Project. Examples of Beneficial MDB- and USAID-Financed Forestry Projects. Case Study: The Indonesian Transmigration Program. Case Study: The Polonoroeste Resettlement Project in Rondonia, Brazil. Case Study: The San Julian Settlement Project in Eastern Bolivia. Case Study: Involuntary Resettlement Associated with the Manantali Dam in Mali -- Ch. 6. Other Agricultural and Land-Use Environmental Problems. Guidelines for Livestock and Animal Health Projects. World Bank Guidelines for the Use of Pesticides. Selected Wildland Projects Supported by the World Bank. Guidelines for Wildlife and Wildland Protection in the Design and Location of Development Projects -- Ch. 7. Infrastructure and the Extractive Industries. Case Study: The Ok Tedi Mine in Papua New Guinea -- Ch. 8. Structural Adjustment Loans and the Environment -- Ch. 9. External Influences on MDBs -- Ch. 10. Conclusions
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 302 pages
Isbn
9780871566409
Lccn
91030504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)24430156

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