Climate change is eroding human capital at all stages of life, keeping people everywhere from achieving their potential. Without concerted action, the threats from climate change can have long-term impacts on human capital, undoing decades of human development gains. The World Bank is supporting countries to invest in the human capital of their populations, including women and the vulnerable, so that they can better cope with and adapt to a changing climate and have the skills and abilities to meet the demands of the green economy.
This human face of climate change was on full display at COP27. Multiple World Bank events emphasized the threat climate change poses to human capital—especially for the poorest and most vulnerable—but also the power of people, and investing in people, to build resilience and drive adaptation for a more hopeful future.
To learn more about World Bank Group’s projects, tools, approaches and solutions on climate, and the full program of events at COP27 see here. Follow the conversation with #ClimateActionWBG.
See the key takeaways and watch replays of the events below.