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Jul 09, 2024

Framework for Implementing: Green Growth in Bangladesh 2023

Bangladesh has made important progress in economic growth and poverty reduction, but much of this progress has come at the cost of high carbon intensity and resource inefficiency, high levels of pollution, reduced climate resilience, and environmental degradation.

Jul 09, 2024

BUILDING BACK A GREENER BANGLADESH: 2023 Country Environmental Analysis

The 2023 Country Environmental Analysis (CEA) aims to support the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) in informing policies and investments for improving environmental health and pollution management, a critical step towards a green growth pathway.

Jul 08, 2024

What’s the Forest-at-Risk? A forward-looking deforestation dashboard for ...

Protecting the Amazon rainforest is crucial for maintaining its role as “the lungs of the world.” The rainforest stores carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, serves as a hotspot of biodiversity, and stabilizes regional temperatures.

Jul 08, 2024

ESG Disclosure Assessment of Thailand’s Listed Companies and Recommendations ...

This report presents an analysis – conducted between October 2021 and April 2022 - of ESG disclosure practices among leading companies listed on the Thai Stock Exchange using a checklist of general reporting indicators and of primary specific ESG indicators that Thai companies would be anticipated to disclose on.

Annual Report

GPS Annual Report

This year’s annual report highlights GPS work and success in supporting countries to adequately price natural capital and ecosystem services into decision making.

Jun 24, 2024

The role of data and statistics in addressing Bangladesh’s environmental ...

Data and statistics play a critical role in the prioritization of policies and investments for Bangladesh to achieve green, resilient, and inclusive development (GRID).

May 28, 2024

NCA and the Investment Prioritization Tool (IPT) in Ethiopia

The Government of Ethiopia (GoE) has set ambitious goals to protect and increase productivity of renewable natural capital. Natural capital accounts for about 40% of Ethiopia’s total wealth, with cropland and pastureland comprising over two-thirds of this wealth.

May 21, 2024

To Grow Strong, Grow Green

The World Bank Group’s mission is to end poverty on a livable planet. With more than 50 percent of global GDP - $44 trillion in economic resources – dependent on nature, it is critical to understand the economic impact of biodiversity to achieve this mission. How do we do this?

Global forum Mar 13, 2024

7th Global Policy Forum on Natural Capital

The 7th Global Policy Forum on Natural Capital, Implementing the Global Biodiversity Framework: Leveraging Natural Capital Data, Accounting and Analysis to Inform Policies, took place in Kagali, Rwanda

Mar 04, 2024

Accounting for the diverse values of nature to inform biodiversity policies

Nature, which includes biodiversity and services provided by healthy ecosystems, is at the heart of critical development challenges like health, jobs, poverty, inequality, climate change, food security, and fragility. And yet nature is in decline, despite being the most precious asset that many countries have to tackle climate change, end poverty, and ensure sustainability.

Jan 22, 2024

Navigating the opportunities and risks of solar irrigation: The importance of ...

Solar-powered groundwater irrigation is growing quickly in low and middle-income countries.

Jan 26, 2024

ESG Integration at the Government Pension Fund of Thailand

The Government Pension Fund of Thailand (GPF) places a strong emphasis on sustainable investing, demonstrating leadership in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations both locally and globally.




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