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  • 1. World Bank Environmental Strategy East Asia and the Pacific Safeguard Policies: An Overview Gerardo Parco Operations Officer, World Bank
  • 2. Integration of Environmental and Social Impacts and Risks Multilateral Development Banks and Bilateral Donor Organizations have developed and applied strategic frameworks, policies and procedures to integrate the identification and management of environmental and social risks into their work to support responsible economic development over the last 30 years 2
  • 3. Key Messages Effective implementation of Safeguard Policies provides a “License to Operate” in a World concerned with Sustainable Development Environmental and Social Performance of the World Bank has a major influence on our ability to mobilize political support and public and private sector funding for our operations 3
  • 4. An Umbrella Strategy 2005 East Asia Strategy Remains Relevant and Valid Three main pillars consistent with Bank-wide Environment Strategy: Improve quality of • Urban and peri-urban environments life • Clean energy and water • Sustainable natural resource management • Vulnerability to natural disasters and climate change Enhance quality of • Environment-related policy framework growth • Institutional capacity of environment-related institutions • More public awareness and private action Protect regional and global • Vulnerability and adaptation needs commons • Global public goods
  • 5. Two Key Concerns Development Effectiveness and Impact – Results on the Ground – Short and Long Term Identification and Management of Risk – both Real and Perceived 5
  • 6. 10 Safeguard Policies Environmental Involuntary Assessment Resettlement Natural Habitats Indigenous Peoples Forests Safety of Dams Pest Management Projects involving Physical Cultural International Waters Resources Projects in Disputed Areas Plus Disclosure Piloting Use of Country Policy Systems 6
  • 7. Key Safeguard Instruments Strategic Environmental Assessment Regional/Sectoral Environmental Assessment Cumulative Impact Assessment Environmental Assessment Environmental Management Plan Resettlement Action Plan/Framework Indigenous Peoples Plan/Framework Pest Management Plan Dam Safety Plan Audits and Planning Studies 7
  • 8. More Information on Safeguard Policies at the World Bank Group Safeguards Website www.worldbank.org/safeguards Use of Country Systems Website www.worldbank.org/countrysystems SEA Tool Kit Website www.worldbank.org/seatoolkit IFC’s Sustainability Policy Framework www.ifc.org 8