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Building a Sustainable Future : The Africa Region Environment Strategy

ADAPTATION AIR AIR POLLUTION APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION BIODIVERSITY LOSS BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES BUILDING MATERIALS CARBON CARBON EMISSIONS CATASTROPHIC EVENTS CDF CHANGES IN LAND USE CIVIL SOCIETY CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE CLINICS COASTAL MANAGEMENT COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT COLLECTIVE ACTION COMMUNITY ACTION COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE CONDOMS CONFLICT PREVENTION DEFORESTATION DIRECT INVESTMENT DISASTERS EARTH SUMMIT ECONOMIC ANALYSIS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC GROWTH ENDANGERED SPECIES ENERGY RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT STRATEGY ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION PLAN ENVIRONMENTAL AGENDA ENVIRONMENTAL AREAS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSETS ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION ENVIRONMENTAL GOODS ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL INSTITUTIONS ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTMENTS ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING ENVIRONMENTAL OBJECTIVES ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ENVIRONMENTAL PRIORITIES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP EXTERNALITIES FINANCIAL RESOURCES FISH FISHERIES FOREST MANAGEMENT FORESTRY FUEL FUELS FUTURE GENERATIONS GAS FLARING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM GLOBAL ASSETS GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FACILITY GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES GLOBAL WARMING GNP GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT HEALTH RISKS HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT HOSPITALS HOUSING IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE INCINERATION INCINERATION FACILITIES INCOME LAND DEGRADATION LAND USE LAND USE PLANNING LEGAL STATUS LEGISLATION LOGGING MALARIA MEDICINES MEMBER STATES NATIONAL BORDERS NATIONAL LEVEL NATURAL CAPITAL NATURAL DISASTERS NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS NATURAL GAS NATURAL RESOURCE NATURAL RESOURCE BASE NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT NATURAL RESOURCES NON- GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS PARTNERSHIP PILOT PROJECTS POLICY FRAMEWORK POPULATION GROWTH PRIMARY HEALTH CARE PRIVATE SECTOR PUBLIC SECTOR QUALITY OF LIFE RAINFALL RANGELANDS REFUGEES RESOURCE USE RISK MANAGEMENT RURAL ELECTRIFICATION SEA LEVELS SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT SOIL DEGRADATION STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT SURFACE WATER SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SUSTAINABLE GROWTH TRADEOFFS WASTE WATER RESOURCES WATER SUPPLY
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Washington, DC
Africa | Africa
2013-06-27T19:59:57Z | 2013-06-27T19:59:57Z | 2002

This environment strategy outlines the current thinking in the World Bank Group Africa Region about priorities and actions for the institution in the environmental arena. The Africa Region Environment Strategy (ARES) outlines the Bank's commitment to help its clients achieve sustainable poverty reduction through better environmental management. It identifies the most urgent issues at the interface of environment and poverty and discusses targeted actions for addressing them. It reviews the lessons from experience to date and proposes new approaches. The strategic context in which the ARES has evolved and will be implemented is defined by the Bank's mission statement and operational policies, the World Bank Environment Strategy (WBES), and by the Bank's broader objectives, priorities, and strategies in the Africa Region. Like the WBES, the ARES approaches environment through a "poverty lens" and targets four main objectives: a) ensuring sustainable livelihoods, b) improving environmental health, c) reducing vulnerability to natural disasters, and d) maintaining local, regional, and global ecosystems and values. Key elements of the ARES include integrating environment into development and poverty reduction strategies; building an enabling environment and the institutional and human capacity for sustainable environmental management; promoting environmentally sustainable and equitable private sector-led economic development; improving governance; and encouraging decentralization.

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