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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August 30, 2014 — Three key themes emerged from the Peruvian Government’s Climate Finance Week, where there were many reasons to be optimistic that addressing the climate challenge can also create economic opportunities. Read More »
August 29, 2014 — In the Mekong Delta, leaders at all levels face tough decisions about how best to protect the delta and its farmland from erosion and salt water intrusion. The infrastructure costs of defending the delta are high, and there is a need for "soft" solutions.Read More »
June 23, 2014 — With careful design, the same development projects that improve communities, save lives, and increase GDP can also fight climate change. A new World Bank report calculates the potential.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.