詳細な統計を見るまでもなく、フィリピンでは、災害により毎年1000人以上の生命が失われている。そのうち、台風による被害は、死者の74%、被害総額の62%、農業セクターへの損害の70%を占めている。   2013年11月にフィリピンを襲った、現地では大型台風ヨランダとして知られる台風ハイヤンは、観測史上最大規模である。同国はまた、地震や火山噴火など様々な災害リスクに晒されている。

John Roome |

  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 |

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 |

_ By Yoichi Masuzoe, Governor of Tokyo   The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report firmly centered on the reality of human-driven climate change. If we don’t take immediate and tangible steps to reduce…

Yoichi Masuzoe |

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 |

​Participants at the first Community Practitioners Academy meeting, which was held ahead of the Fourth Global Platform for Disaster Reduction in Generva. - Photos: Margaret Arnold/World Bank…

Margaret Arnold |

Basrah, Iraq: June 2011 I learn on Friday that our small World Bank energy team has received permission and security clearance to visit a production site within Iraq’s giant Rumaila Oil field…

Robert Lesnick |

If you closely read the 20-page draft decision on the Clean Development Mechanism prepared at COP16 in Cancun, you will see a tiny reference to the possibility of including ``city-wide programs’’.…

Dan Hoornweg |