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NIPR newsletter, October 1999




The NIPR Team to Release Greening Industry: New Roles for Communities,
Markets,
and Governments

Dear Friend:

The New Ideas in Pollution Regulation team has written a major World Bank
policy
report on its six years of research on industrial pollution regulation and
control issues entitled Greening Industry: New Roles for Communities, Markets,
and Governments.

Greening Industry shows how recent economic and regulatory policy reforms are
reducing industrial pollution in developing countries, without threatening

economic growth.  After many failed attempts to import regulatory models from
the industrial countries, pioneers are developing a new model for pollution
control.  Based on sound economic principles, this new model incorporates
market-based incentives, a broad commitment to public environmental
information,
and targeted assistance to managers who are trying to improve environmental
performance.  It stresses participatory regulation, with community
representatives taking their place at the negotiating table along with
government regulators and factory managers.  With much better public
information
about pollution, market agents also make their presence felt through the
decisions of consumers, bankers, and stockholders.

The report speaks with authority because its authors helped establish many of
the innovative programs it features.  And its outlook is optimistic: After six
years of research, policy experimentation and front-line observation, the
authors conclude that sustainable development is within reach.  Although
greening industry will take time, even the poorest countries can accomplish
it.
The report shows why, and suggests strategies for moving forward.

Greening Industry includes "Resources for Greening Industry" CD-ROM, which
provides an electronic version of the report for easy reference as well as the
full content of the current version of the New Ideas in Pollution Regulation
website (http://www.worldbank.org/nipr).  The CD provides fast and easy access
to dozens of background papers, databases, presentations, and Internet
resource
guides - over 500 files in all - providing a detailed reference for
state-of-the-art research, applications and modeling tools on innovative
industrial pollution control programs in the developing world.

Greening Industry is an indispensable resource for policymakers, the
international development community, and all those concerned with
protecting the
environment.  The World Bank believes the report will have a significant
impact
on the development community when addressing industrial pollution and
sustainable development issues.  The report will be released in
mid-October.  To
learn more about the report, please visit us at

                    http://www.worldbank.org/nipr/greening/


To order your copy of Greening Industry immediately, use the order forms
provided on the World Bank's website:

Online order form:

http://www.worldbank.org/publications/ordform/greenord.htm

PDF order form (for faxing or mailing):

http://www.worldbank.org/publications/ordform/greenord.pdf


We hope you will take time to review the Greening Industry report, and as
always, we would welcome your comments and
thoughts regarding this major research output.  If you know someone who
would be
interested in receiving the NIPR newsletter
or learning about Greening Industry, feel free to let us know or have them
contact us directly. If you wish to no longer receive
our monthly mailings, please let us know by writing David Shaman at
dshaman@worldbank.org. Best wishes.