As the world urbanizes rapidly, [[tweetable]]international experience has shown that economic activities concentrate in a relatively small number of places[[/tweetable]] – it is estimated that…

Sameh Wahba, Judy Zheng Jia |

Countries are facing increasingly frequent negative impacts from adverse natural events. Central America, a region prone and vulnerable to disasters, is a clear example. Just from 1992 to 2011,…

Oscar A. Ishizawa, Juan Jose Miranda |

Governments spend a lot of money to contain violence. [[tweetable]]In 2015, some $1.7 trillion was spent on defense by governments worldwide[[/tweetable]] . While the primary responsibility for…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Bernard Harborne |

It is widely acknowledged that reducing emissions from deforestation could bring about one-third of the greenhouse gas emission reductions we need by 2030 to stay on a 2-degrees trajectory. But…

Tone Skogen |

Photo: Dominic Chavez/Banque mondiale ​Attardons-nous d’abord sur quelques chiffres : ce matin, pendant que vous preniez votre petit déjeuner, environ 15 000 personnes sont venues grossir la…

Keith Hansen |

Dominic Chavez/Banco Mundial ​Piense en esto: en el momento en que tomaba el desayuno esta mañana, la población urbana mundial aumentaba en unas 15 000 personas. Esta cifra se incrementará a 180 …

Keith Hansen |

​图片:Dominic Chavez/世界银行 请想象以下情景:您今天吃完早饭时,全世界城市人口增长了1.5万人左右。到今天结束时,这一数字将增至18万;到本周末,它将增至130万。在空间如此广阔的地球上,城市人口的这一增速就像把所有人集中到面积与法国一样大的某个国家。 目前 ,城市是全世界大部分人口的居住地,也是人口增长越来越快的地方,还是不久后大部分贫困人口的聚居地。  那么,…

凯斯•汉森 |

photo: Dominic Chavez/World Bank ​Consider this: By the time you had breakfast this morning, the world’s urban population grew by some 15, 000 people. This number will increase to 180, 000 people…

Keith Hansen |