How can countries “build back better” and make sure their social protection systems can respond quickly and efficiently to future shocks?

Christian Bodewig, Stéphane Hallegatte |

During the COVID-19 crisis, climate shocks and extreme weather events will not stop. As countries begin the process of recovery, it is critical that we focus on building climate resilience,…

Arame Tall |

More efficient ACs that run on environmentally-friendly refrigerants will be vital to solve the cooling crunch and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. In the Middle East and North Africa Region (…

Helena Naber, Thanavat Junchaya, Jeff Gibson |

The inspiring slogan of the UN Climate Change conference COP23 “Uniting for Climate Action – Further Faster Together” still reverberates in my daily thoughts. The World Bank Group partnered with…

Max Thabiso Edkins |

Global action on climate change to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals was a key message delivered by the Italian Ministry of the Environment, Land and Sea at the United Nations High…

Max Thabiso Edkins |

Also available in: French Energy storage is a crucial tool for enabling the effective integration of renewable energy and unlocking the benefits of the local generation of clean resilient energy…

Alzbeta Klein, Bernard E. Sheahan |

Current and planned Climate Innovation Centers - Credits: infoDev We were standing at ground zero in the fight against climate change, looking at a still body of water and talking. Our group was…

Jonathan Coony |

The remarkable pace at which nations of the world have ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change gives us all hope. It signals the world is ready to take the actions we need to keep global…

Laura Tuck |

Hurricane Patricia. Photo credit: NASA Earth Observatory [[tweetable]] We’re witnessing an unprecedented uptick in record-breaking storms.[[/tweetable]] In October last year, Hurricane Patricia…

John Roome |

Photo: Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank Negotiators in Paris last December achieved a previously unattainable consensus among all countries — large and small, industrialized and developing — on a…

Thomas Kerr |