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 |

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 |

Women in Panama participated in activities supported by the capacity building program. Photo credit: World Bank   This year’s UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, which kicked off last week in…

Kennan Rapp |

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 |

  According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), full implementation of countries’ submitted pledges for low-carbon development will require USD 13.5 trillion in investments in energy…

Abhishek Bhaskar, Rafael Ben |

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 |

Also available in: Español | Français This weekend, the leaders of the G7 committed to a series of actions that mark their first serious recognition of the economic transformation that is ahead of…

Rachel Kyte |

Fossil fuel subsidies are bad economic policy, bad social policy and bad for the environment. Yet, many countries have some type of fossil fuel subsidy. In 2013, those subsidies added up to nearly…

Marianne Fay |