Climate change is a fundamental threat to sustainable development and the fight against poverty. The World Bank Group 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.
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December 8, 2014 — Economic policy will be the key to mobilizing a global response to climate change, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said in an agenda-setting speech looking toward a 2015 international climate agreement.Read More »
December 11, 2014 — With science showing the world locked into about 1.5°C warming or worse, adaptation and development are inextricably linked. Building in resilience to the effects of climate change is essential as we work to bring down emissions, writes Rachel Kyte.Read More »
December 4, 2014 — As climate change worsens, eradicating poverty will become more difficult. We have a short window of time to put in place the climate and social protection policies that can slow climate change while also protecting the poor and ending poverty.Read More »
November 2, 2014 — The latest IPCC report spelled out the growing risks climate change poses to lives and economies worldwide. Businesses can respond, but they need clear policy direction from governments, including consistent, meaningful carbon pricing.Read More »
November 23, 2014 — The new "Turn Down the Heat" report explores the risks that worsening climate change poses to lives and livelihoods across three regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa and finds that about 1.5°C warming is already locked in.Read More »
The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery is a partnership of 41 countries and eight international organizations committed to helping developing countries reduce their vulnerability to natural hazards and adapt to climate change.