The World Bank and Sustainable Development

Legal Essays

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The World Bank and Sustainable Development: Legal Essays collects works from the past ten years by David Freestone, former Deputy General Counsel and Senior Adviser at the World Bank. The essays offer a unique perspective founded on the author’s years of experience at the World Bank. They cover a wide-range of topics, including the Bank’s Sustainable Development and its Climate Change agendas as well as its project based Environmental and Social Safeguard policies, highlighting the evolution of the pioneering role of the Bank’s Inspection Panel. Other essays look at the establishment and subsequent evolution of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the design and implementation of the innovative Prototype Carbon Fund – now the basis of a $3 billion greenhouse gas reduction portfolio. Updated by current Bank Staff members, together these seven legal essays represent a seminal body of work from a uniquely qualified voice in international environmental law.
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Biographical Note

David Freestone is former Deputy General Counsel and Senior Adviser at the World Bank.

Table of contents

Preface
Roberto Dañino: former General Counsel, The World Bank

Acknowledgments

List of Abbreviations

Introduction

1. The World Bank and Sustainable Development
Postscript by Dr Siobhán McInerney-Lankford

2. The Environmental and Social Safeguard Policies of the World Bank and the evolving Role of the Inspection Panel
Postscript by Alberto Ninio

3.The World Bank’s Prototype Carbon Fund: Mobilising New Resources for Sustainable Development.

4.The World Bank’s Extractive Industries Review (with Roberto Dañino)

5.The Establishment, Role and Evolution of the Global Environment Facility: Operationalising Common but Differentiated Responsibility?

6.The Role of the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility in the Implementation of the Regime of the Law of the Sea Convention.

7.The World Bank and Climate Change.

Appendices:

The Instrument of the Global Environment Facility

The World Bank Environmental and Social Safeguard Policies

The Inspection Panel Resolution and the 1996 and 1999 ‘Clarifications.

List of Cases before the Panel

Resolution establishing the Prototype Carbon Fund

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