When the water is poor, people get sick: they have diarrhea; their growth is stunted; they die. When the air is poor, people get sick: they cough; they cannot leave their beds; they die. However,…

Ernesto Sanchez-Triana |

Imagine record commitments in transport that are 26% higher than the next best year since the inception of the Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) Database in 1990. That’s exactly what…

Henry Kasper |

Here are some facts that you might not know: Over the last 60 years, Guatemala has lost almost half of its forests, much of it due to illegal logging. Built-up area around Lake Laguna in the…

Stig Johansson |

La biología de la conservación fue bautizada como una ciencia de problemas interdisciplinarios en 1978 durante una conferencia de la Universidad de California en San Diego. Pero el movimiento…

Valerie Hickey |

C'est en 1978, à l'occasion d'une conférence à l'Université de Californie à San Diego, que la biologie de la conservation a été déclarée thématique scientifique…

Valerie Hickey |

شهد مؤتمر عُقد عام 1978 بجامعة سان دييغو في كاليفورنيا نشأة علم بيولوجيا حفظ الموارد كمجال متعدد التخصصات يتعامل مع التهديدات التي يتعرض لها التنوع البيولوجي. لكن حركة حفظ التنوع سبقت هذا المؤتمر…

فاليري هيكي |

Conservation biology was baptized as an interdisciplinary problem science in 1978 at a University of California San Diego conference. But the conservation movement precedes this conference by at…

Valerie Hickey |

When presidents, prime ministers, and government ministers of more than 60 nations put their countries’ names behind natural capital accounting last year at Rio+20,  something shifted. Countries…

Rachel Kyte |

Historically, cities and civilizations have flourished along water bodies, which not only served as important transportation corridors to spur economic activity and trade, but also as prominent…

Parul Agarwala |

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 |