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Gas flaring: Let’s light up homes rather than the sky

World Bank’s Vice President Rachel Kyte writes from the EBRD-hosted forum on gas flaring reduction

Ten years ago, the World Bank and the government of Norway launched an ambitious project to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from a source few people thought much about.Read more

Russia: Lagging behind in waste management and recycling

Prepared by Zine Bachiri and edited by Alex Pivovarsky

Waste generation in Russia has followed suit with the increase in economic activity, rising disposable income and population’s changing lifestyles. While some countries have managed to delink economic growth from waste generation, in Russia increases in waste generation were 3 times faster than GDP growth between 2000 and 2007.… Read more