By 2050, two-thirds of all people will live in cities. Each year, 72.8 million more people live in urban areas. That’s the equivalent of a new San Diego appearing every week.   But [[tweetable]]…

Marc Forni |

Co-authors: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – Jan Willem Rosenboom The University of Leeds – Barbara Evans Emory University – Christine Moe & Eduardo Perez The World Bank – Sophie…

Martin Gambrill |

Also available in: Arabic | Spanish Wamayo’s solar lantern has helped her tailoring business grow. This number cannot be emphasized enough – more than 1 billion people around the world live…

Carolyn Lucey |

Photo: Mricon/Flickr This Earth Day, we have good reason to celebrate. It’s been a year that saw historic commitments along the path of our collective response to climate change and how we will…

Kevin Taylor, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

If the earth gets much hotter this century, life will get harder for most people across the world. But how much harder will it be for people in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), a region…

Maria Sarraf |

Si la Terre se réchauffe trop au cours de ce siècle, la vie deviendra plus difficile pour la plupart des habitants de la planète. Mais dans quelle mesure sera-t-elle plus dure pour les personnes…

Maria Sarraf |

إذا ارتفعت درجة حرارة الأرض هذا القرن، فستصبح الحياة أصعب لمعظم الناس في العالم.  لكن ما حجم المصاعب التي ستواجهها منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا، وهي منطقة تُعرف بارتفاع درجة حرارتها وجفافها؟…

ماريا صراف |

También disponible en español e português It’s tempting to think that this is just another Earth Day – after all, it has been celebrated since 1970. But perhaps this year should be different, at…

Karin Erika Kemper |

Happy Earth Month from the Sustainable Cities team! While Earth Day isn’t until April 22nd, we must spend some time this month to think about what this celebration of the natural environment means…

Artessa Saldivar-Sali |

Happy Earth Day! In advance of the Spring Meetings and just in time for Earth Day, the Bank kicked off its support for International Year of Biodiversity on Wednesday with a new edition of its…