Opening plenary of the Africa Carbon Forum Albert Einstein once said: “The only source of knowledge is experience.” For years I have wondered about this. Surely you can understand something…

Weijen Leow |

Women in Panama participated in activities supported by the capacity building program. Photo credit: World Bank   This year’s UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, which kicked off last week in…

Kennan Rapp |

This World Bank staff member, from a traditional Maasai pastoralist family in Southern Kenya, is helping to ensure that indigenous people have a seat at the table when it comes to forest…

Ellysar Baroudy |

Photo credit: Katie O’Gara Ethiopia, the single largest African coffee producer and the world’s fifth largest, is commonly considered to be the birthplace of coffee.  It’s hardly a surprise that…

Ellysar Baroudy, Dan Radack |

21 years is a long time. Long enough to raise a child and send him or her off to college. That is how long it has taken to get to the Paris Climate Agreement. The Paris Agreement does set a goal…

Mafalda Duarte |

Photo: Julio Pantoja / World Bank Group In Nepal, indigenous groups produced a range of training materials, including videos in local languages on forests and climate change, to help more than 100…

Kennan Rapp |

Photo credit: Lisa Brunzell / Vi Agroforestry   In Kenya, a group of Maasai grandmothers provide an inspiring example of how simple actions can transform societies and how, when empowered, women…

Ellysar Baroudy, Nicholas Soikan |

In developing countries, biodigesters are becoming an incredibly effective solution to convert manure into biogas. Photo: SimGas Sub-Saharan Africa continues to suffer from a major energy deficit…

Juha Seppala |

  So, food systems are finally on the climate change map and embedded in the language of the Paris Climate Agreement.This is a long way from the previous involvement of agriculture as a…

Marc Sadler |

Also available in: Español In the run-up to the COP21 climate conference, one question becomes central: where will we find the solutions on the ground—and the people to implement them—to realize…

Jonathan Coony |