As I join my colleagues this week in Cape Town (South Africa), to exchange positive experiences on climate resilience at the 2018 Adaptation Futures Conference, I could be somber. The world’s…

Raúl Alfaro-Pelico |

Also available in: Español - French - Arabic  Copyright: Sławomir Kowalewski [[tweetable]]Cooling and refrigeration are essential to increasing labor productivity[[/tweetable]], improving…

Karin Shepardson |

It does not happen often that one of the finest actors of our time tweets about a World Bank supported project and invites all his fans to have a look at the impressive pictures taken from space.…

John Roome |

Wind turbine farm in Tunisia. Photo: Dana Smillie / World Bank It's been two months now since the historic climate change conference, COP21, wrapped up in Paris, concluding with 195 countries…

Christian Grossmann |

  So, food systems are finally on the climate change map and embedded in the language of the Paris Climate Agreement.This is a long way from the previous involvement of agriculture as a…

Marc Sadler |

The CIF is a leader in driving global investments in CSP ​As world leaders come together at the UN General Assembly to adopt new sustainable development goals, climate change activists gear up for…

Mafalda Duarte |

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 |

Look, right there, there it is: Impact! (I think ...) Last week saw a flurry of news reports in response to a single blog post about the well known One Laptop Per Child project. It's dead,…

Michael Trucano |

Climate change is a threat to global development and to poverty alleviation. And yet, reducing greenhouse gas emissions is proving difficult because all players in an economy contribute to the…

Xueman Wang |

tablets loom increasingly large on the horizon in many places [also available in Thai] Recent headlines from places as diverse as Kenya ("6, 000 primary schools picked for free laptop project…

Michael Trucano |