Credit: UN-REDD Programme/Pablo Cambronero  The countdown is now well and truly onto to the Paris climate change talks in France. A key factor in the talks will be the national plans, known as the...

Ellysar Baroudy |

photo: Dominic Chavez/World Bank ​Consider this: By the time you had breakfast this morning, the world’s urban population grew by some 15, 000 people. This number will increase to 180, 000 people...

Keith Hansen |

 Photo: Curt Carnemark / World Bank Crises in access to water are making headlines around the world. Among difficult policy pathways to respond, convincing people to change their behavior and...

Laura De Castro Zoratto, Courtney Price Ivins |