As we get ready to kick off the new year, let’s recount the voices and stories about how we can enhance the way we interact with our planet. From Ethiopia to Indonesia, we’ve seen our efforts…

Andy Shuai Liu |

A colleague recently quizzed me on the extent to which our latest report—Trade in Fishing Services: Emerging Perspectives on Foreign Access Agreements—specifically addresses the World Bank’s goals…

Tim Bostock |

The energy at the Global Landscapes Forum held alongside the UNFCCC climate negotiations in Lima was electric—charged by the enthusiasm of the scientists, practitioners, indigenous peoples,…

Diji Chandrasekharan Behr |

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) tells us that to rein in climate change and keep global warming under 2°C, we will have to start reducing emissions now…

Rachel Kyte |

Thirty years ago, toxic gas leaking from Union Carbide’s factory in Bhopal claimed more than 5, 000 lives and exposed more than half a million people to harmful toxins.  The negligence and human…

Adriana Jordanova Damianova |

[[tweetable]]Healthy soil is fundamental: To food security, ecosystems and life.[[/tweetable]] Soils help feed a global population that has increased to 7.3 billion people. Healthy soils provide a…

Ademola Braimoh |

Promoting Sustainable Transport Across Africa The term “sustainable transport” evokes a wide range of images and perceptions among transport professionals and lay people alike. For some, it means…

Roger Gorham, Supee Teravaninthorn |

​World leaders and land actors are in Lima this week to help advance climate action. Climate resilience—including the resilience of African landscapes—will be at center of the agenda as they…

Magda Lovei |

Q: As the new Director for the Energy and Extractives Global Practice at the World Bank, can you tell us about the greatest challenges you face in Extractives?A: Extractive industries are complex…

Anita Marangoly George |

​It’s not very often that the end of a talk is as exciting as its beginning. Perhaps that should be expected when one witnesses historical moments in time—what can be called true game changers. …

Paola Agostini |