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 11, 2013 — Efforts to protect tropical forests and combat climate change took a significant step forward when the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility agreed on rules for financing large-scale investments in tropical forest conservation and restoration. Read More »
December 5, 2013 — Agriculture is the only sector that can mitigate and take carbon out of the atmosphere. Climate-smart agriculture techniques also improve crop yields, nutritional value, food security, and farmers' incomes, writes Rachel Kyte.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 »
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.