Civil society organizations, advocacy groups and private citizens increasingly use courts to hold governments accountable for their climate inaction.

Xenia Kirchhofer |

Talangama, like other wetlands around Colombo city, is threatened by the pressures of urbanization. But the community have taken it upon themselves to safeguard the lake and its surroundings.

Nadeera Rajapakse |

Sri Lanka is pioneering an integrated land management approach to restore its natural resources and create new rural jobs in farming, forestry, nature-based tourism, and transport.

Andrew Zakharenka |

Africa is the future and the future is African. More than a thought, this highlights Africa's tremendous potential to advance its development. With the youngest population globally, African...

Moulaye Ibrahim Bamba, Michael Geiger |

While the poor have suffered severely during the crisis, many informal workers in the middle of the income distribution also experienced a large drop in earnings.

Maurizio Bussolo, Siddharth Sharma, Hans Timmer |

Delhi and the surrounding National Capital Region (NCR) are often the focus of media reports on air quality, but poor air quality is a concern across the country, as noted in a recent World Bank...

John Roome |

Do you know that in Liberia, half of the population lives within 2.5 kilometers of a forest and is depending on them?

Khwima Nthara, Sanjay Srivastava |

A new report looks at the kinds of policies actions three cities have taken to tackle poor local air quality, providing lessons for other cities.

Karin Kemper, Sameh Wahba |

In Sri Lanka, as in other countries, the loss of jobs and incomes incurred by the pandemic has been severe. While workers in almost every sector have been affected, informal workers who make up...

Faris Hadad-Zervos |

The World Bank's recently-updated approach to help South Asian nations work together to cope with COVID-19 and unlock new opportunities for growth focuses on resilience, economic connectivity...

Hartwig Schafer, Cecile Fruman |