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Essential Services and Natural Resources at Risk: Selected Cases of WATER Privatization in AsiaIn Essential Services and Natural Resources at Risk: Selected Cases of Water Privatization in Asia, JSPMDD looks into the experiences of six countries – Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, and Philippines – in privatizing the water industry.

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The World Bank’s Culpability in Climate ChangeThe World Bank Group’s Carbon Projects in the Asia-Pacific Region (1949-2010)

The World Bank further elbowed its way into the climate change negotiations and infrastructure when in 2010, the 16th Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) invited the World Bank to serve as the interim trustee of its Green Climate Fund, the operating entity that will manage the financial mechanisms of the Convention.

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Essential Services and Natural Resources at Risk: Selected Cases of POWER Privatization in AsiaIn Essential Services and Natural Resources at Risk: Selected Cases of Power Privatization in Asia, JSAPMDD looks into the experiences of nine countries – Bangladesh, India, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the Philippines – in privatizing the electricity industry.

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A Comparison of Pledges: Who Plans to Act?The Stockholm Environment Institute has recently issued a report that examines four detailed studies of countries’ mitigation pledges under the Cancun Agreements, for the purpose of comparing developed (Annex 1) country pledges to developing (non-Annex 1) country pledges.

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Building on the Bali MandateRobust mandates already exist to conclude negotiations covering 100% of global emissions. In Bali, in 2007, the world agreed to a negotiating roadmap that consisted of three essential pillars: a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol for developed countries; a compromise for the United States; as well as developing country action backed by finance, technology and capacity building.