A short video shows Albion Village, Shell's $12billion facility housing 2,500 workers in Wood Buffalo, in Alberta, Canada, where oil deposits are comparable to those in Saudi Arabia.

Chris Monasterski |

International financial institutions too need a clear climate change roadmap. While the Bali negotiations continue into the night, it is not too early to think about what the G8 when it meets in…

Rachel Kyte |

According to IETA, carbon capture and storage – CCS for the connoisseurs - is a low-hanging fruit which could potentially be one of the main solutions to climate change. Friends of CCS met today…

Lucie Giraud |

Walking into the Bali Convention Center, you know that you have become a fixture in the world of international sustainable development when the UN security guard welcomes you with a broad smile…

Rachel Kyte |

The technologies are available, the savings obvious, yet consumers are slow in adopting energy efficient products. Speaking at the Bali Global Business day on the margins of the UN Climate Change…

Lucie Giraud |

The host sets the tone: last year's climate change talks, held in Nairobi, revolved around adaptation. This year, with Indonesia hosting the UN climate change conference, the prevalent issue…

Lucie Giraud |

A solution to the food vs. fuel feud may be finally on the horizon. It comes from a close cousin of traditional ethanol - cellulosic ethanol.

Chris Monasterski |

Two days before December 1, the World Bank observes the World Aids Day – this year Magic Johnson will give the keynote address. 

Chris Monasterski |

All of the PSD Blog authors are members of the World Bank Group. Their posts are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the World Bank Group, its Board of Directors or…

Born out of a failed methane experiment comes a water-treatment system that uses 90 percent less energy than conventional sewage system and cost 50 percent less to operate. Dean Cameron – the…

Chris Monasterski |