By 2050, waste generation is projected to increase by 70 percent and drastically outpace population growth by more than double. Managing all that waste is becoming an important agenda for many…

Sameh Wahba, Frank Van Woerden, Kremena M. Ionkova |

Cuando piensas en Bolivia ¿cuál es la primera ciudad que te viene a la mente? ¿La Paz? ¿Santa Cruz? o, tal vez, ¿Cochabamba? Pero ¿qué hay de Trinidad, Tarija, Cobija o Riberalta? Estas son…

Sophie Chanson |

When you think of Bolivia, which is the first city that comes to mind? La Paz? Santa Cruz or maybe Cochabamba? But what about Trinidad or Tarija? Or perhaps Cobija or Riberalta? These are…

Sophie Chanson |

Despite progress, Bhutan still has ways to go to understand and adapt to the impacts of climate change. And with the effects of climate change intensifying, the frequency of significant hydro-…

Dechen Tshering |

日本の京都とブータンのティンプーは3つの国と海に隔たれ、約4,500キロメートル離れた位置にあります。言葉も歴史も異なりますが、歴史的建造物に関しては火災という共通の敵が存在します。
ブータンが火災を防ぐための対策を講じるにあたり、 日本の経験は大変参考になります。
ブータンの代表団は昨年東京と京都を訪れ、リスクへの備えと軽減に関するベストプラクティスを学び、…

Barbara Minguez Garcia, James P. Newman, Dechen Tshering |

This page in: 日本語 When it comes to their heritage buildings, both Bhutan and Japan have one common enemy: Fire. A view of Wangduephodrang Dzong in Bhutan which was destroyed by fire in 2012.…

Barbara Minguez Garcia, James P. Newman, Dechen Tshering |

[Also available in Japanese] Globally, up to 1.4 million people are moving into urban areas per week, and estimates show that nearly 1 billion new dwelling units will be built by 2050 to support…

Keiko Sakoda, Thomas Moullier, Louisa Helen Barker |

Ponto-cho Alley, Kyoto. (Barbara Minguez Garcia / World Bank, 2016)   It is 7:45 p.m. in Ponto-cho, the historic narrow alley at the core of the Japanese city of Kyoto. Close to the Kaburenjo…

Barbara Minguez Garcia, James P. Newman |

هذه المدونة متوفرة باللغات التالية: English MediaFOTO/PIXTA في مارس / آذار 2011، ضرب اليابان زلزال ’شرق اليابان العظيم’، مما تسبب في كارثة تسونامي التي أسفرت عن وفاة أو فقدان 20 ألف شخص. وقد تأثرت…

سناء ساساموري, ناهو شيبويا |

Also available in: Español | 日本語  Photo: MediaFOTO/PIXTA In March 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake struck Japan, unleashing a tsunami that left some 20, 000 people dead or missing. Sendai,…

Sanae Sasamori, Naho Shibuya |