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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November 12, 2014 — The climate agreement between the U.S. and China is extraordinary but not enough by itself. We need all of the world's major economies to step up, writes World Bank President Jim Kim.Read More »
November 6, 2014 — In a creative bid to reduce energy poverty, Rwanda’s national utility launched a campaign to distribute energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs, effectively using energy efficiency to lower power demand so it could expand electricity access.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 »
October 23, 2014 — Investment is starting to flow into climate-friendly energy, infrastructure, transport and other projects from a relatively new and increasingly popular source – the green bond.Read More »
September 22, 2014 — Leaders from across government and business are sending a clear message to the world this week that climate change is a risk that cannot be ignored, and, importantly, that they are ready to work together to bring down emissions.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.