Last week a group of Bank staff joined our clients from the South Asia region for an Urbanization Knowledge Platform event on green cities. The event was held in Seoul and Daegu, respectively the…

Ming Zhang |

Sometimes, international convention meetings can be heart-breakingly slow-moving. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) – one of the three conventions born after Rio in 1992 to drive…

Rachel Kyte |

Over the last quarter-century, the number of urban dwellers in South Asia has more than doubled to almost 500 million. In India alone, the number of city dwellers has grown by 122 million. Delhi,…

Yue Li |

For fun, suppose you were a software developer, and you came up with a terrific idea to communicate public transit information. For example, imagine your city experiences frequent floods, and you…

Holly Krambeck |

في ديسمبر/كانون الأول 2010، بدأ الربيع العربي بدعوة للتغيير ما لبثت أن تحولت إلى واقع ملموس في تونس ومصر وليبيا. ويشكل استعادة العدل الآن محور أولويات هذه الدول. والعدالة تعني في ذهن الكثير من…

جان بيسمي |

disponible en : English | Español | عربي À la question « quel impact la crise économique mondiale de 2008 a-t-elle eu sur les 215 millions de travailleurs migrants ? », la réponse est : ils ont…

Dilip Ratha |

Nous nous sommes rendus à Rio+20, la Conférence des Nations Unies sur le développement durable, avec la ferme intention d’en repartir munis d’un plan concret, un plan également adressé aux…

Rachel Kyte |

Gro Harlem Brundtland, former prime minister of Norway and special envoy of the UN secretary-general on climate change, speaks with Michelle Bachelet, former president of Chile and executive…

Rachel Kyte |

Only a very short time ago, we were drawing blank looks when we mentioned "natural capital accounting." This week at Rio, everyone is talking about it. Walls are plastered with flyers…

Rachel Kyte |

Read this post in Français, Español Taina Tagicakibau, permanent secretary for Fiji’s Environment Department, reaches out to a public audience during Rio +20 to explain the need for action to…

Rachel Kyte |