In a world of climate change and headline-grabbing cyclones, El Niño is one of the most unspoken climate risks in East Asia and the Pacific.

William R. Sutton, Xinyu Weng |

More efficient ACs that run on environmentally-friendly refrigerants will be vital to solve the cooling crunch and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. In the Middle East and North Africa Region (…

Helena Naber, Thanavat Junchaya, Jeff Gibson |

We’re about 16 months away from the 2015 UN climate meeting in Paris, intended to reach an ambitious global agreement on climate change. Now, more than ever, there is a need for innovation to…

Richard Zechter |

Risk & Resilience in Tacloban Along the Philippine coast, where Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) was so powerful it swept ships onto the land late last year, poor families have started to rebuild…

Rachel Kyte |

Average economic losses from natural disasters are rising, despite considerable efforts to better manage risk from natural hazards over the last few decades. Data from Munich Re shows a sharp rise…

Rachel Kyte |

Typhoon Haiyan, the Category 5 super storm that devastated parts of the Philippines and killed thousands late last year, continues to remind us, tragically, of how vulnerable we are to weather-…

Habiba Gitay, Sofia Bettencourt |

Also available in: Español | Français | العربية At the UN climate talks that ended wearily on Saturday night in Warsaw, negotiators showed little appetite for making firm climate finance…

Rachel Kyte |

​Participants at the first Community Practitioners Academy meeting, which was held ahead of the Fourth Global Platform for Disaster Reduction in Generva. - Photos: Margaret Arnold/World Bank…

Margaret Arnold |

This week in Doha, the marble corridors of the Qatar National Convention Center resonate with voices from around the world. Over half way through the conference, as ministers arrive and the…

Rachel Kyte |