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Stepping Up Climate Action

Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our time, but today we have an historic opportunity to change course. For every country, being more ambitious on climate can also build a better future.  Our Climate Stories series highlights the World Bank Group's support for investments, solutions and innovations that have made a real difference in the lives of people, communities, and economies. This is what climate action looks like!

Climate Action Stories

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São Tomé and Principe community working with the WACA project on flood resilience.
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May 02, 2022

How Small Island States Are Adapting to Climate Change

Watch how Fiji, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Maldives and São Tomé and Príncipe are responding to the double threat of sea-level rise and increasingly severe storms.

Truck working on a road in Mozambique
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Nov 16, 2021

IDA: A Steadfast Partner in Mozambique

Before, during and after crises, the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA) has always been there for countries. A steadfast partner to Mozambique, IDA has offered prompt and tailored responses to address a series of multidimensional shocks in the country.

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Oct 20, 2021

Just Transition: The World Bank Group’s Support to Countries Transitioning ...

The transition to a lower-carbon future is urgent. How can it also support workers and communities? And how can we support transformative approaches for a more sustainable and equitable future? Learn what the World Bank is doing in the area of just transition.

Young climate innovators from Egypt
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Jun 30, 2021

Climate Stories: Young Innovators Drive Climate Action in Egypt

The Middle East and North Africa is a hotspot for Climate Change. Young entrepreneurs and innovators across the region are scaling up efforts to accelerate climate action. In Egypt, these young change-makers are in action.

Woman farmer in Djibouti
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Jun 17, 2021

Climate Stories: Empowering Pastoral Communities to Build Climate Resilience ...

Djibouti faces extreme water scarcity, exacerbated by population growth and climate change. Watch how pastoral communities are taking action to build climate resilience.

Cheerful girls in Yemen
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Jun 17, 2021

Climate Stories: Solar-Powered Submersible Water Pumps in Yemen

Yemen is one of the world’s most water-stressed countries. Its fragile water system is collapsing amid ongoing conflict. People are forced to use unsafe water sources. But solar-powered water pumps brought a green solution.

A diver in Belize handing over a coral to a person on a boat
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Jun 14, 2021

Climate Stories: Conserving Ocean Resources in Belize

In Belize, the impacts of climate change are evident, disrupting economic activities and putting local communities at risk. But a transformation is happening – the country is protecting its ocean resources to increase its climate resilience.

The Rewa Solar Park is helping India ramp up solar power generation and reduce emissions
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Jun 14, 2021

Climate Stories: Solar-Powered Metro in India

To meet the growing need for clean energy, India is ramping up solar power generation. For example, 60% of Delhi Metro’s daytime energy requirement is being met through solar power.

Forest guards in Ghana
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Jun 09, 2021

Climate Stories: Forest Protection in Ghana

Forest protection enhances people’s lives while slowing climate change. The World Bank supports forest programs in more than 50 countries, including Ghana.

Cows at a sustainable cattle ranching farm in Colombia
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Jun 02, 2021

Climate Stories: Sustainable Cattle Ranching in Colombia

5 million hectares of forests are lost each year, mostly to agriculture. But growing crops and raising cattle don’t need to result in forest loss. Colombia’s “silvopasture” combines trees with pasture to benefit the environment.

Farmers at climate-smart dairy farm in Uruguay
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Jun 02, 2021

Climate Stories: Climate-Smart Dairy Practices in Uruguay

In the watershed of Santa Lucia, Uruguay, a new effluent waste management system reduced water pollution, cut the need for chemical fertilizers, enhanced carbon sequestration and soil quality.

Baby orangutan in the wild in Indonesia
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May 27, 2021

Climate Stories: Reducing Deforestation in Indonesia

Indonesia’s natural assets support economic growth and mitigate climate change. But they are under threat from deforestation and forest degradation. That is changing through more sustainable landscape management.

Flood control construction by Metro Manila Development Authority
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May 26, 2021

Climate Stories: More Effective Flood Management in the Philippines

Floods are a recurring problem in Metro Manila. Climate change is exacerbating the problem. An innovative project works to improve the city’s drainage infrastructure and protect the lives and livelihoods of 1.7 million people.

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