The Latin America and the Caribbean region is moving quickly to introduce market incentives as a component of their climate change mitigation policy, for example, 24 countries have identified…

Rodrigo Pizarro |

Forest monitoring efforts in Phu Khao Khouay, Vientiane Province, Laos PDR. Photo credit: Hannah McDonald If ever there was a year to make significant progress on forest conservation and climate…

Ellysar Baroudy |

Photo: Julio Pantoja / World Bank Group In Nepal, indigenous groups produced a range of training materials, including videos in local languages on forests and climate change, to help more than 100…

Kennan Rapp |

Photo credit: Lisa Brunzell / Vi Agroforestry   In Kenya, a group of Maasai grandmothers provide an inspiring example of how simple actions can transform societies and how, when empowered, women…

Ellysar Baroudy, Nicholas Soikan |

At the climate talks in Lima In the corridors and sessions at the UN climate talks in Lima over the past two weeks, there has been extraordinary power and energy. We’ve seen material action as the…

Rachel Kyte |

_ The high-level segment of the UN climate talks is starting here in Lima. It's a different mood today than in previous climate talks and a different conversation, with both a sense of…

Rachel Kyte |

Also available in: Español | Français | 中文 Over the next few months, governments worldwide will be preparing their national contributions to our collective need to combat climate change. These…

Rachel Kyte |

Also available in: Español Climate change presents serious and growing risks to the global economic system, with a number of recent studies showing the impact that climate change is already having…

Thomas Kerr |

Also available in Français | Español | 中文 In January, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim urged the audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos to look closely at a young, promising form of…

Heike Reichelt, Alexandra Klöpfer |

Also available in: Français   "This meeting is going to be different. It’s going to be a turning point from the lofty, theoretical policy deliberation to real action on the ground to save our…

Ellysar Baroudy |