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World Bank Tokyo Online Morning Seminar #185 “Reality Check: Lessons from 25 Policies Advancing a Low-Carbon Future”

January 19, 2024

All countries have promised to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to stop climate change. But promises are one thing and actions are another. Eight years after the 2015 Paris Agreement set ambitious, achievable goals to curb emissions and adapt to global climatic shifts, the world is still on track for unprecedented climate change -- and bureaucratic, political, and financial hurdles have stymied thousands of climate-friendly policies around the world.

Yet governments across the globe have made tangible progress and many climate policies have been successfully implemented. A new World Bank report, Reality Check: Lessons from 25 Policies Advancing a Low-Carbon Future showcases examples across sectors and five continents, from countries as disparate as Egypt, Niger, China and Peru.

At this online seminar, Thomas Kerr, Lead Climate Change Specialist, introduced the main points of the report.


8am-9am, Friday January 19, 2024 (Japan Standard Time)


Thomas Kerr
Lead Climate Change Specialist, World Bank

Presentation Material

Reality Check: Lessons from 25 Policies Advancing a Low-Carbon Future(PDF)


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  • Date/Time: 8am-9am, Friday January 19, 2024 (JST)
  • FORMAT: Online (Youtube) *No registration is required
  • LANGUAGE: English (no interpretation to Japanese)
  • CONTACT: Koichi Omori, World Bank Tokyo Office