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 |

Participants at the 13th FCPF Carbon Fund meeting in Brussels, Belgium Credits: FCPF Carbon Fund With all eyes on Paris climate meetings in December, we are at a critical moment to show that our…

Ellysar Baroudy |

Pope Francis became the first Pope to address the UN General Assembly and US Congress It has been a fascinating time to be in the United States and watch as the media and American public were…

Adam Russell Taylor |

Carbon pricing instruments implemented or scheduled for implementation, with sectoral coverage and GHG emissions covered. ​Many of my compatriots in Poland, where over 90 percent of power…

Grzegorz Peszko |

CPLC Design Meeting at World Bank Group Headquarters Credits: Max Thabiso Edkins This week, the World Bank Group released the latest version of our annual State and Trends of Carbon Pricing report…

Thomas Kerr |

Also available in: العربية | Español | 中文 Packing an extraordinary amount of energy in little space, fossil fuels helped propel human development to levels undreamed of before the Industrial…

Vladimir Stenek |

In the climate negotiations under the United Nations framework, we are used to seeing geographical blocs and other blocs at loggerheads. The tension draws attention, but it isn’t the only story of…

Rachel Kyte |

Today, three countries – Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States – pledged $280 million to the World Bank’s BioCarbon Fund, kicking off a groundbreaking initiative for sustainable forest…

Ellysar Baroudy |

​Participants at the first Community Practitioners Academy meeting, which was held ahead of the Fourth Global Platform for Disaster Reduction in Generva. - Photos: Margaret Arnold/World Bank…

Margaret Arnold |

     Photo courtesy Willem V.    Strien/Flickr under Creative    Commons License It is all too easy to see environmental protection and economic development simply as competing philosophies, and…

Daniel Kammen |