The World Bank Group announced a major new set of climate targets for 2021-2025, doubling its current 5-year investments to around $200 billion.
Dead tree in dry salt flat in Namibia. © William Llewelyn Davies/IFC

A new World Bank report outlines the lessons learned from coal mine closures, and key steps to minimize social conflict and economic distress.
Workers pushing the cart in the mine. © iurii/Shutterstock

While the world has seen a huge uptake in sustainable energy policies, progress is still far from where it needs to be.
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Thanks to strong national leadership and ambitious reforms, most parts of the world have seen an expansion in access to health services and action to ensure affordability. However, despite this, half the world's population still cannot access needed health services and 100 million people are pushed into extreme poverty each year because of health expenses, according to recent research from the World Bank Group and World Health Organization (WHO). Read More


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