It is an unfortunate but fact of life that Indonesia often deals with the impacts of natural disasters. It was sadly evident again this week when I arrived in Jakarta to the unfolding disaster...

Philippe H. Le Houérou |

Adapting Fiji's development strategy to the impacts of climate change

Naraya Carrasco, Lorenzo Piccio |

Within a few weeks of the disaster, the tents, half a dozen of them, were lined up along a creek where houses with bamboo walls and nipa roofs had once stood. They were brand new… and empty. They...

Markus Kostner |

Disasters hit the poorest the hardest. Poor people are not only more vulnerable to climate-related shocks, but they also have fewer resources to prevent, cope with, and adapt to disasters. The...

Monica Vidili |

This blog post was co-authored by Franz Drees-Gross, Director, Transport and ICT Global Practice, and Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice....

Franz Drees-Gross, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

(Courtesy of Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre)   [[tweetable]]Natural disasters such as floods and droughts disproportionally affect the poor and vulnerable people[[/tweetable]], causing...

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Brenden Jongman, Pablo Suarez |

今日は暑くなるのか。今日は傘を持って行った方が良いのか。   私たちが日常、天気予報をチェックする際にはこの程度のことしか考えない。しかし、気象や天候に関する情報は、実際は傘や日焼け止めの必要性よりも遥かに重要な役割を担っている。気候変動がもたらす影響の管理、経済的損失の回避、そして極端な天候に見舞われた際の人命救助に役立つからだ。 

Lisa Finneran |

Is it hot outside? Should I bring an umbrella?   Most of us don’t think much beyond these questions when we check the weather report on a typical day. But weather information plays a much more...

Lisa Finneran |

Chaque année à la Banque mondiale nous publions un grand nombre d'articles, de communiqués de presse, de billets de blog, de vidéos, d'infographies et bien plus encore. Nous accordons...

Liviane Urquiza |

In PDF: Korean | Khmer Every time I learn of another natural disaster – the people killed and injured, homes destroyed, livelihoods lost – I know we must act to reduce the tragic impact instead of...

Axel van Trotsenburg |