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This document is a part of the Bank's present efforts to check the development remodeled the previous 5 years and to make plans for stronger effectiveness for the longer term.

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5. Promoting Sustainable Development of Human Settlements. Prasad Gopalan (Social Policy and Resettlement Division) with Lawrence M. Hannah and Sonia Hammam (Transport, Water, and Urban Development Department). 6. Protecting the Atmosphere. Charles M. Feinstein, with contributions from Richard O. Ackermann and Bilal H. Rahill (Environment Department). 7. Managing Land Sustainably. Christian J. Pieri and David R. Steeds (Agriculture and Natural Resources Department). 8. Combating Deforestation. James J.

Using Finance More Effectively Moving from the present to a more sustainable development path will require additional resources. But, it need not require as much as is often projected. Many of the traditional investments in the environment have been unnecessary or excessive, due to the lack of concern for cost-effectiveness. Western nations have achieved substantial improvements to their environments, but at an unnecessarily high cost, as "command-and-control" regulations have required specific technology-driven solutions.

C. A. All rights reserved Manufactured in the United States of America First printing June 1997 This report has been prepared by the staff of the World Bank. The judgments expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of the Board of Executive Directors or of the governments they represent. Cover art: Watercolor by Ed Courrier, Rodale Institute.  cm.  World Bank.  Series. 7dc21 97-13278 CIP The text and the cover are printed on recycled paper, with a flood aqueous coating on the cover. 2 World Bank/GEF/MP environmental loans and grants, fiscal 199297 72 Page vii FOREWORD It has now been five years since most of the countries of the world committed to the policies and programs for environmentally sustainable development laid out at the Rio Earth Summit in Agenda 21.

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