The world is urbanizing at an unprecedented speed and scale, with more than half the global population living in cities today… rising to nearly 7 out of 10 people in cities by 2050.

Sameh Wahba |

图片: LIC/Flickr 无论采用何种方法度量,空气污染造成的影响都很惊人。最新研究显示,全世界空气污染使得普通人的平均预期寿命缩短了1.8岁,也是导致全球每年约880万人早逝的主要原因——这一数字是之前估测数字的两倍,空气污染因此而成为当今世界人口死亡的主要致因之一。

Javier Morales Sarriera, Gurpreet Singh Sehmi |

Photo: LIC/Flickr No matter how you measure it, the impact of air pollution is startling. According to new research, air pollution worldwide cuts life expectancy by 1.8 years for an average person…

Javier Morales Sarriera, Gurpreet Singh Sehmi |

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 |

In 2006, I was working in Aceh, Indonesia (with the Red Cross), a region devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Amongst other post-disaster recovery activities, we were working with 20…

Saurabh Dani |

Across the Europe and Central Asia region today, policymakers are confronted daily with a wide range of development challenges and decisions, but the potential impacts of adverse natural events…

Alanna Simpson, Joaquin Toro |

También disponible en: Inglés Mientras Marruecos se prepara para ser el país anfitrión de la próxima reunión mundial sobre cambio climático en noviembre de 2016, el mundo dirige su mirada hacia la…

Martin Heger, Maria Sarraf |

Climate change imposes stark challenges in West and Central Africa, where droughts and floods are already frequent. Vast portions of the region’s populations are poor, dependent on natural…

Jennifer J. Sara |

La France vient d’accueillir la COP21 et de mener à bien les négociations pour une issue qui a été qualifiée de franc succès : l’Accord de Paris de 2015. Ce texte a obtenu l’adhésion de 196 pays…

Jonathan Walters, Silvia Pariente-David |

انتهت باريس لتوها من استضافة مؤتمر الأمم المتحدة الحادي والعشرين حول تغير المناخ: اتفاقية باريس 2015. حقق المؤتمر توافقا في الآراء بين 196 بلدا بشأن أكثر القضايا الدولية تعقيدا وصعوبة في زمننا-…

جوناثان وولترز, سيلفيا باريينت ديفيد |