It is well established in the economic literature that it’s the rich who benefit from the lion’s share of energy subsidies. Yet, it is often the poor and vulnerable who protest loudly against…

Guillermo Beylis, Barbara Cunha |

The Asia-Pacific region, comprised of 58 economies, is geographically expansive and a picture of diversity. The trends for sustainable energy in Asia-Pacific, which mirror the region’s economic…

Sharmila Bellur |

Credit: Water & Sanitation Program  Cities over the past century have become the driving force of the global economy. Accounting for over half the world’s population and generating around 80%…

Robert C. Brears |

过去二十年来,经济增长已帮助全球10亿人摆脱了极度贫困,但目前尚有10亿人生活在极度贫困之中,11亿人未用上电,25亿人未用上环境卫生设施。对这些人而言,经济增长尚不具备足够包容性。 此外,经济增长是以牺牲环境为代价实现的。尽管环境退化对每个人都造成了影响,但贫困人口更易遭受极端天气事件、洪灾和气候变化影响。   发展专家、政策制定者以及世界银行等发展机构已总结出了一大经验:要成功终结贫困…

英卓华 |

خلال السنوات العشرين الماضية، ساعد النمو الاقتصادي على انتشال نحو مليار شخص من براثن الفقر المدقع. إلا أن هناك ما يقرب من مليار شخص مازالوا يعيشون في فقر مدقع. و 1.1 مليار يعيشون بدون كهرباء، و2.5…

سري مولياني إندراواتي |

Over the last 20 years, economic growth has helped to lift almost a billion people out of extreme poverty. But 1 billion people are still extremely poor. 1.1 billion live without electricity and 2…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |

I’m back from the 2013 Clean Cooking Forum in Phnom Penh, and impressed with the insights shared by practitioners and household fuel experts from around the world. It’s good to see clean cooking…

S. Vijay Iyer |

I’m on my way to Phnom Penh, Cambodia for the 2013 Clean Cooking Forum organized by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Consider this stunning fact:  household air pollution from cooking…

S. Vijay Iyer |