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The NIPR Team's Invitation to seminar on Greening Industry research



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The New Ideas in Pollution Regulation (NIPR) team invites you to attend its
November 22nd seminar on Greening Industry: New Roles for Communities,
Markets,
and Governments

Dear Friend:

On November 22nd, the NIPR team invites you to attend its seminar marking the
official release Greening Industry: New Roles for Communities, Markets, and
Governments, a major World Bank policy report on its six years of research on
the economics of industrial pollution regulation and control issues in the
developing world.  The report shows how recent economic and regulatory policy
reforms are reducing industrial pollution in developing countries, without
threatening economic growth.  The seminar will feature discussions by
environmental regulators and policymakers, including architects of programs
described in the report, who will gather to address key industrial pollution
issues and events occuring today.

The seminar is open to the public and will be held at the World Bank's MC-12th
Floor Gallery in its headquarters (1818 H Street, NW, Washington DC).  Those
interested in attending must first register by filling out a registration form
on the NIPR website at http://www.worldbank.org/nipr/greening/register.htm
or by
emailing Yasmin D'Souza at ydsouza@worldbank.org.

For those unable to attend the seminar in Washington, the NIPR website at

http://www.worldbank.org/nipr/greening/webcast/ will host a live webcast
of the
entire proceedings from 2 pm to 4:30 pm.  There will also be a delayed webcast

of a morning conference held for the news media following the seminar.

Influential regulators and policymakers who will be at the seminar include:

   Nabiel Makarim, former Director of Pollution Control for Indonesia's
BAPEDAL
   agency and architect of the PROPER public information disclosure program
   Thomas Black Arbeleaz, Director of the Colombian Environment Ministry's
   Office of Economic Analysis and designer of the country's national
pollution
   charge program
   Dr. Leonardo Munoz Cardona, Director of CONARE, the regional environmental
   agency in Colombia that first implemented the pollution charge program.

The November 22nd seminar will feature in-depth panel discussions on four
topic
areas:

   use of economic instruments;
   the dynamics of public information disclosure programs;
   promoting clean production by small enterprises;
   implementation of the Bank's guidelines on pollution abatement.

This public forum will also  allow those in attendance to participate
through a
question and answer session.

The Greening Industry report 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 contents 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.  Finally, on November 22nd, the
report
will be made completely available (and downloadable) through the NIPR
website in
both html and pdf versions.

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 and seminar will have a
significant impact on the development community when addressing industrial
pollution and sustainable development issues.  To learn more about the report
now, please visit us at

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


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 throughts 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 montly
mailings, please let us know by writing David Shaman at dshaman@worldbank.org.
Best wishes.