Summer of 2023 was marked by an early start to the wildfire season in Lebanon as intense forest fires ravaged several parts of the country, with fires erupting including in the Akkar and North…

Andrea Kutter |

On July 28, 2022, temperatures in Baghdad reached a blistering 51.8°C (125.2F) – the hottest day Iraq has ever recorded. Such extreme weather events are bound to become more frequent in Iraq and…

Mounir Mahmalat, Ali Ahmad |

As the world celebrates the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day, it is important to remind ourselves of the fragility of our environment—we must invest in our planet today to ensure a brighter future…

Chyi-Yun Huang, Dinara Muldabayeva |

South Asia is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change and loss of biodiversity. In 2021, the world needs to hear a united voice from South Asia at the multilateral conferences in…

Shyam Saran |

As the world marks Earth Day on April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental protection and the conservation of natural resources, it is important to remember that efforts to prevent…

Christopher H. Herbst, Wael Alsufyani, David Rojas-Rueda, Reem F. Alsukait, Sameh El-Saharty, Rekha Menon |

As we celebrate the International Earth Day, the challenges of climate change are foremost on our minds. What does climate change mean for Latin America and Caribbean (LAC)?

Anna Wellenstein, Valerie Hickey |

Earth Day 2021 falls well into the second year of the global COVID crisis. Will it be a day for sorrow or a moment for hope?

Stephen Dorey, Tamer Samah Rabie |

With abundant natural capital available to help accelerate a recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean, and growing global demand for all nature has to offer, now is the time to put nature back…

Valerie Hickey, Anna Wellenstein |

From responding to COVID-19 to promoting inclusive economic growth, transport is key to addressing global issues, but an important challenge of the sector is its considerable contribution to…

Makhtar Diop |

The health of our planet and human health are strongly connected, a linkage that has become abundantly clear from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Karin Kemper |