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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Small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries can generate significant growth and create jobs by seizing a potential $1.6 trillion market opportunity in clean technology, a new report finds.Read More »
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 »
The World Health Organization's health and climate conference brought together decision-makers from governments around the world and made clear that climate change is one of the biggest health threats of the 21st century.Read More »