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 »
June 19, 2013 — A new scientific report, Turn Down the Heat, commissioned by the World Bank explores the risks to lives and livelihoods due to rising temperatures in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, South East Asia.Read More »
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.