'The social and environmental aspects of hydropower projects need to be fully integrated as components of the main project, and part of a plan for local/regional development - not poorly funded ‘add-ons’.'
This event launches two recent reports that discuss the role of the infrastructure sector in meeting the challenge of climate change in the developing world: ‘Climate compatible development in the infrastructure sector’ and ’Climate change and WASH [Water, Sanitation and Hygiene]: A Scoping Study.
The African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), UN-HABITAT and UN-Water organize the official World Water Day 2011 event. Ceremonies will be hosted by the Government of South Africa at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
This study explores the approaches to decision-making and dialogue on large dams and hydraulic infrastructures in developing countries and emerging markets, particularly the policies and practices applying to environmental and social aspects, and engagement of stakeholders around projects, including project-affected populations.
This is a report reviewing the achievements and progress of the enfoque sectorial - sector-wide approach (SWAp) - relating to the environment in Colombia.This 2010 review assesses the level of accomplishment of the SWAp in its first three years, from July 2007 to June 2010.
Este informe corresponde a la revisión encargada por la Embajada Real de los Países Bajos en Colombia de los logros y los avances del enfoque sectorial (SWAp, por la expresión sector-wide approach en inglés) que ha sido aplicado al medio ambiente en Colombia, revisando los logros y avances del enfoque sectorial desde julio de 2007 hasta junio de 2010.