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Champions Turning the Tide in the Fight Against Climate Change in Gabon

Gabon is one of the few nations around the world that already has a carbon-negative economy. For the people of Gabon, a sustainable green economy is about improving people’s livelihoods and preserving the biodiversity and the ecosystem services generated by the Congo Basin.

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 77
UNGA 77

The World Bank and UNGA

The World Bank Group is proud to join leaders from around the globe in and around the United Nations General Assembly to discuss the most pressing development issues facing our world today and work with our global partners to find solutions to these challenges. Find an overview of our engagement during UNGA 77 here

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Learning in Crisis: Prioritizing education & effective policies to recover lost learning

Children around the world have lost an enormous amount of classroom time. At the peak in April 2020, it is estimated that pandemic-related school closures disrupted education for over 1.6 billion children. Learn more about our work to ensure access to inclusive education across the globe.

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Given the short-term potency of methane, cost-effective interventions to reduce methane emissions should be an immediate priority for the sectors with the largest emissions. The agriculture, energy, sanitation and waste sectors are collectively responsible for 90-95% of global anthropogenic sources of methane.

The World Bank Group (WBG) has a long record of engagement on methane reduction across the key areas of agriculture, energy, and sanitation and waste. The table below provides examples of extensive WBG work in this area, including various types of project activities that will reduce methane emissions.

Methane Factsheet

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