Climate change is a fundamental threat to sustainable development and the fight against poverty. The World Bank is concerned that without bold action now, the warming planet threatens to put prosperity out of reach of millions and roll back decades of development. Read More »
December 3, 2013 — Chiang Mai, Thailand's second-largest city, faces traffic congestion, air pollution, and an inadequate public transport system. In this video, residents share what they think can be done to make the city greener.Read More »
November 26, 2013 — Negotiators did not make firm finance commitments or promise ambitious climate action at the U.N. talks that just ended in Warsaw. But they kept hope alive for a 2015 agreement, Rachel Kyte writes in her final report from COP19.
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The report says developing countries can shift to lower-carbon paths while promoting development and reducing poverty, but this depends on financial and technical assistance from high-income countries.
This practice group contributes to the Bank's mission by helping to realize climate-smart policies in client countries that advance the interests of those who are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.