The Resource Development and climate change, the World Bank

Development and climate change, the World Bank

Label
Development and climate change
Title
Development and climate change
Statement of responsibility
the World Bank
Title variation
  • World development report 2010 : development and climate change
  • WDR 2010 : development and climate change
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This report explores how public policy can change to better help people cope with new or worsened risks, how land and water management must adapt to better protect a threatened natural environment while feeding an expanding and more prosperous population, and how energy systems will need to be transformed. The authors examine how to integrate development realities into climate policy - in international agreements, in instruments to generate carbon finance, and in steps to promote innovation and the diffusion of new technologies. The report is an urgent call for action, both for developing countries that strive to ensure policies are adapted to the realities and dangers of a hotter planet, and for high-income countries that need to undertake ambitious mitigation while supporting developing countries' efforts
  • "Places do well when they promote transformations along the dimensions of economic geography: higher densities as cities grow; shorter distances as workers and businesses migrate closer to density; and fewer divisions as nations lower their economic borders and enter world markets to take advantage of scale and trade in specialized products. World Development Report 2009 concludes that the transformations along these three dimensions - density, distance, and division - are essential for development and should be encouraged." "This report has a different message: economic growth will be unbalanced. To try to spread it out is to discourage it - to fight prosperity, not poverty. But development can still be inclusive, even for people who start their lives distant from dense economic activity. For growth to be rapid and shared, governments must promote economic integration, the pivotal concept, as this report argues, in the policy debates on urbanization, territorial development, and regional integration. Instead, all three debates overemphasize place-based interventions." "Reshaping Economic Geography reframes these debates to include all the instruments of integration - spatially blind institutions, spatially connective infrastructure, and spatially targeted interventions. By calibrating the blend of these instruments, today's developers can reshape their economic geography. If they do this well, their growth will still be unbalanced, but their development will be inclusive."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
338.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC59.7
LC item number
.W659 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
World development report
Series volume
2010
Label
Development and climate change, the World Bank
Publication
Note
" ... a product of the staff of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank."--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overview: Changing the climate for development. 1. Understanding the links between climate change and development. -- 2. Reducing human vulnerability: Helping people help themselves. -- 3. Managing land and water to feed nine billion people and protect natural systems. --- 4. Energizing development without compromising the climate. -- 5. Integrating development into the global climate regime. -- 6. Generating the funding needed for mitigation and adaptation. -- 7. Accelerating innovation and technology diffusion. -- 8. Overcoming behavioral; and institutional inertia
Control code
ocn535886587
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 417 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821379882
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36076818
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)535886587
  • pebcs0821379887

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