One of the concrete things to come out of Cancun was the agreement on REDD+ or Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation. The "+" includes the role of conservation,…

Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough |

  Here in Cancun, the discussions on energy efficiency made me reflect on the "big picture" about energy efficiency in Africa. For years this subject has been near and dear to my heart.…

Jamal Saghir |

What do you get when you bring some 150 African mayors and city officials, urban researchers, and World Bank South African Country Director Ruth Kagia together to talk about climate change and…

Dan Hoornweg |

A few years ago I proudly put a sticker on my bicycle that claimed one should ‘bike local’ in order to ‘think global.’  These days, it seems that the car is unavoidable in the majority of growing…

Julie Babinard |

In the first few hours of the IMF/World Bank annual meetings this week, the subject of climate change has come up again and again.   Our partners in Sub-Saharan Africa live in one of the most…

Jamal Saghir |

The Millennium Development Goals Awards ceremony last night in New York was a brief moment of celebration for the wonderful progress that some countries have made towards the goals. Even as we…

Kavita Watsa |

This weekend, I had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion on the `Transformational Priorities for Africa in a Changing Climate’ as part of the World Bank Group Spring meetings in…

Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu |

Yesterday, I attended the TEDxWorldBankGroup event, entitled Global Challenges in the New Decade. This first TEDxWorldBankGroup event was organized by the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) to add…

Bahar Salimova |

In Ethiopia, Humbo mountain is thriving after early regeneration efforts. Photo © World Vision What are the obstacles to implementing carbon projects in Africa? This was the question underlying …

Isabel Hagbrink |