Hear from Sofia Bettencourt, former Lead Adaptation Specialist for GFDRR, whose work has spanned participatory planning, institutional development, adaptation mainstreaming and coastal adaptation…

Sofia Bettencourt |

This blog post was co-authored by Franz Drees-Gross, Director, Transport and ICT Global Practice, and Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice.…

Franz Drees-Gross, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

Also available in: Português Photo: Ricardo Giaviti/Flickr Over the past three years and a half, our team has been working on a transport project with the state of São Paulo in Brazil. The project…

Frederico Pedroso, Joaquin Toro, Eric Lancelot |

Average economic losses from natural disasters are rising, despite considerable efforts to better manage risk from natural hazards over the last few decades. Data from Munich Re shows a sharp rise…

Rachel Kyte |

Also available in: Español | Français | العربية At the UN climate talks that ended wearily on Saturday night in Warsaw, negotiators showed little appetite for making firm climate finance…

Rachel Kyte |

Photo: Bishwa Pandey/World Bank Like other countries in the Eastern Caribbean region, Belize is highly vulnerable to natural hazards such as coastal and inland flooding, high winds, fire, and…

Justin Locke |

Buried under the most snow since records have been kept, as we are right now in Washington, the mind turns naturally to the effects of  extreme weather events. Clearly the impacts for those of us…

Julia Bucknall |