Month: March 2009

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World Bank Grants $1.3 Billion Loan to Support Environment, Sustainable

The World Bank Group has approved a $1.3 billion development loan facility to support Brazilian efforts to combat deforestation, foster sustainable resource use and stronger, integrated environmental and resource management, one that it hopes can serve as a model for other resource-rich nations threatened by environmental degradation and export-driven natural resource development.Read More

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The Water Rights Grab: Big Business, Investors Push for Privatization

The fifth World Water Forum took place in Istanbul last week, generating more controversy, debate and public demonstrations than the Turkish government may have anticipated. As participants heard and hashed out their views, critics contend that a push to privatize water resources will threaten societies and the environment around the world, hitting the poorest countries and agriculture the hardest.Read More

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Business Leaders Urge Climate Negotiators to Link Water, Energy &

Business leaders and members of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development at the 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul called on climate negotiators to consider water, energy and climate change issues in an integrated fashion and released a report illustrating how businesses are trying to do so.Read More