Hot on the heels of Hurricane Sandy, Typhoon Bopha lashed the shores of the Philippines earlier this month, leaving 900 dead and 80, 000 homeless. Extreme weather is becoming the norm. The World…

Mabruk Kabir |

This week in Doha, the marble corridors of the Qatar National Convention Center resonate with voices from around the world. Over half way through the UN Climate Change Conference, as ministers…

Rachel Kyte |

Como si de un brote primaveral se tratara, miles de trabajadores latinoamericanos se están subiendo a sus bicicletas para ir a sus puestos de trabajo. Esta estampa, tradicionalmente asociada a…

Robert Valls, Carolina Marcela Crerar |

Also available in English and Portuguese Se preguntarán si aquellas escenas de la película “2012” no son una exageración después de todo, ¿verdad? En la superproducción de Hollywood, imágenes…

Erick Fernandes |

También disponible en español y portugués So you may be wondering if those scenes from the movie 2012 are not too much of a stretch after all, huh? In the Hollywood blockbuster, apocalyptic images…

Erick Fernandes |

For a number of years, a majority of South Asians have been painfully aware that climate change is real and, if left unfettered, has the potential to reverse the significant gains the region has…

Charles Cormier |

Também disponível em portugués ¿Se acuerdan de Thomas Edison? ¿El inventor del bombillo eléctrico, cuya fama también se debe a la transpiración? No me tomen a mal. Me refiero a su célebre dicho…

Joaquín Toro |

Last week a group of Bank staff joined our clients from the South Asia region for an Urbanization Knowledge Platform event on green cities. The event was held in Seoul and Daegu, respectively the…

Ming Zhang |

Also available in English De vez en cuando, las convenciones internacionales pueden ser desgarradoramente lentas. El Convenio sobre la Diversidad Biológica (CDB) — uno de los tres convenios…

Rachel Kyte |

"It's Possible!" read the roadside sign as our bus pulled into Sejong, the Republic of Korea’s future face to the world. We soon understood why Sejong is being billed as "Asia’…

Rajib Upadhya |