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1 Building Capacity in Sustainable Development Strategies WTO Symposium on Trade and Sustainable Development 10- 11 October, 2005 Odin Knudsen/John Nash Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Vice-presidency The World Bank

2 Global Environmental Facility GEF is an independent financial organization that provides grants to developing countries for projects that benefit the global environment and promote sustainable livelihoods in local communities. GEF projects address six complex global environmental issues: Biodiversity Climate Change International Waters Land Degradation The Ozone Layer Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Since 1991, the GEF has provided $4.5 billion in grants and generated $14.5 billion in co-financing from other partners for projects in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

3 Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) The CGIAR is a strategic alliance of countries, international and regional organizations, and private foundations supporting 15 international agricultural Centers, that work with national agricultural research systems and civil society organizations including the private sector. The alliance mobilizes agricultural science to reduce poverty, foster human well being, promote agricultural growth and protect the environment. Chaired by vice-president for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development in World Bank

4 Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a partnership of Conservation International, the GEF, government of Japan, MacArthur foundation, and the World Bank. It provides strategic assistance to nongovernmental organizations, community groups and other civil society partners to help safeguard Earth’s biodiversity hotspots. CEPF strategically focuses on hotspots in developing countries, providing funding and technical assistance for civil society groups to: Help preserve the diversity of life and healthy ecosystems as essential components of stable and thriving societies. Undertake initiatives that will ultimately also contribute to poverty alleviation and economic prosperity.

5 Trust Fund for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development TFESSD is a multi-donor trust fund providing grant resources for World Bank activities aimed at mainstreaming environmental, social and poverty reducing dimensions of sustainable development into overall Bank work. It is intended to help develop Bank and client country capacity, promote inclusion of these cross-cutting issues into World Bank operations, and foster cooperation between different units in the World Bank and with the United Nations and other external agencies and groups. TFESSD currently funds more than 140 activities in 80 countries, with 50 percent of the funding going to Africa. Cumulative disbursements and commitments are over $43 million.

6 Profor PROFOR seeks to encourage the transition to a more socially and environmentally sustainable forest sector supported by sound policies and institutions that take a holistic approach to forest conservation and management. PROFOR fosters such policies and institutions through support to participatory processes, such as national forest programs, and knowledge generation in: forest governance, forests' contribution to livelihoods of the rural poor, mitigation of adverse cross-sectoral impacts on forests, and innovative approaches to financing sustainable forestry management.forest governancelivelihoods of the rural poorcross-sectoral impactsfinancing s PROFOR is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom, the Finnish Department for International Development Cooperation, the Japanese International Forestry Cooperation Office, Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC). The German Government is an in-kind contributor.

7 Alliance for Forest Conservation and Sustainable Use World Bank/World Wildlife Fund Alliance for Forest Conservation and Sustainable Use is a strategic global partnership, formed in response to the continued depletion of the world's forest biodiversity, the loss of forest-based goods and services essential for sustainable development, and the resulting severe impacts on the livelihoods of the rural poor. Alliance is working with governments, the private sector, and civil society to create 50 million hectares (124 million acres) of new protected areas of forest and that a similar amount of existing protected areas come under effective management. Alliance also aims to have 200 million hectares (495 million acres) of the world's production forests under independently certified management.

8 PROFISH PROFISH is a partnership of the Bank and other donor and many developing country partners to promote effective fisheries strategies and policies at the country, regional and global levels. It addresses governance issues in fisheries, builds institutional capacity and encourages countries to adopt fisheries management as a poverty reduction measure.

9 Montreal Protocol  Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was adopted in 1987 as an international treaty to eliminate the production and consumption of ozone-depleting chemicals, with developing countries benefiting from a ten-year grace period.  Objective of the World Bank as an implementing agency is to help client countries accomplish their ozone protection objectives through strategic planning, policy formulation, and technical support in project identification, preparation and implementation.

10 TerrAfrica TerrAfrica is a Bank-led multi-partner initiative aimed at increasing the scale, efficiency and effectiveness of investments in sustainable land management (SLM) in Sub-Saharan Africa, by: Mobilizing partners under a coalition that will support advocacy, align a common vision for financing and implementing SLM in SSA; Identifying, generating and disseminating knowledge to support advocacy, guide investments and harmonize M&E at programmatic and project levels; and Supporting the process of mainstreaming SLM into national development and sectoral strategies, as well as into strategies of development partners enabling the upscaling of investment into SLM TerrAfrica is planned to be officially launched during the next Conference of the Parties of the UNCCD (UN Convention to Combat Desertification) in Nairobi in October 2005, and, in parallel, during the NEPAD/AU CAADP retreat in Cape Town on the same day.

11 World Bank Institute Training and capacity-building arm of the World Bank Group

12 WBI’s Water and Rural Program Overall objective is to build skills and enhance the capacity of client institutions, professionals, and civil society to engage in water and rural sector reforms and to deliver services to the public, with an emphasis on sustainable economic growth and reaching the poor. Current program: 12,000 training days

13 WBI’s Environment and Natural Resources Management Program (ENRM) The over-arching objective is to enhance countries’ capacity to responsibly manage natural resources and environmental public goods in the broader context of economic growth, development, and poverty reduction. Program aims at improving understanding of the linkages among the economy, ecosystems and society and strengthening of institutions to undertake action to address the following challenges: Managing the urban environment to improve health and quality of life Managing natural assets that sustain economic growth, development, and poverty reduction Conserving ecosystem services, including biodiversity Mitigating and adapting to climate change Current program: 14,490 participant training days

14 Two major thematic approaches  Transforming Institutions for Good Environmental Governance  Institutional Strategies for Sustainable Development  Environmental Economics and Market-Based Environmental Policies  Strategic Environmental Assessment  Environmental Law, Compliance, and Enforcement  Catalyzing Sustainable Development Action  Health and the Urban Environment  Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change and Variability  Decentralized Natural Resources Management

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