Halfway through the year, Paula Caballero, Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice Senior Director at the World Bank, wrote that 2015 would be the year the world was going to connect the…

Isabel Saldarriaga |

Talti village in Dhading district in Nepal: A new micro hydropower plant has made it possible to open an agro-processing plant. Credit: The World Bank Fifteen years ago, I started a new job in the…

Bhupendra Shakya |

The agreement reached by 196 countries at Paris to collectively work to limit the growth of global average temperatures to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels is a landmark…

Charles Cormier |

COP21 conference center at Le Bourget, near Paris. Photo: Max Edkins / World Bank Last Saturday, UN climate negotiators from 195 countries agreed on a historic climate change accord in Paris after…

Vikram Widge |

Panoramic cityscape of Karachi in Pakistan. Karachi’s urbanization has had a physical impact on surrounding cities, creating sprawling and underleveraged agglomerations Credit: World Bank With…

Jessica Rachel Schmidt |

Emilienne Isenady poses while showing off the crops on her land in Lascahobas, Central Plateau, Haiti. “If I knew that avocados had value, I would plant more of them, ” says Emilienne Isenady, a…

Cecile Fruman, Maria Kim |

  The world forged a historic climate deal in Paris on Saturday, cheered on and celebrated by people around the world. Getting to that agreement has involved years of work and collaboration that…

Anita Marangoly George |

Landscape of terrace fields and homes in Bhutan. Credits: Curt Carnemark / World Bank The mountain kingdom of Bhutan may not seem an obvious place to look for lessons on addressing climate change…

Annette Dixon |

Indian woman cleaning up solar panels in the province of Odisha, India.  Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith / Panos Pictures / Department for International Development With only 43% of its households…

Keisuke Iyadomi |

The Climate Change conference in Paris only confirmed what we already knew—that increasingly, there’s an overlap between conventional security threats of a military nature, which are focused on…

Mohamed Abdallah Youness |