1. Op-ed: Taking Action: The World Bank Group’s Climate Priorities, by David Malpass
Ahead of COP26, World Bank Group President David Malpass set out the Bank’s climate priorities in an op-ed introducing COP26 policy briefs on adaptation, energy transition, support for countries’ nationally determined contributions, scaling finance for transformational projects, and a critical new diagnostic tool, Climate and Development Reports. Learn more about the policy briefs and read the op-ed.
2. World Bank Live: Locally Led Climate Action in Kenya
In Kenya, the World Bank, Denmark, and Sweden have been collaborating with the Government to translate Kenya’s ambitious climate agenda into scaled-up action on the ground. Watch the global launch of the Financing Locally Led Climate Action Program (FLLoCA), the first national model of devolved climate finance, which supports partnerships between government and citizens to identify and invest in solutions to address climate change. Participants included Keriako Tobiko, Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Kenya; Julius Muia, Principal Secretary at The National Treasury, Kenya; Wilber K. Ottichilo, Governor for Vihiga County, Kenya; Stanley Kimaren Ole Riamit, Executive Director, ILEPA; Rasmus Nordqvist, MP, Denmark; and Keith Hansen, World Bank Country Director for Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia and Uganda.