Developing countries are at a critical crossroads. They are facing multiple, overlapping, and compounding crises from the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, growing impacts of climate change, economic…

Ed Mountfield |

A World Bank-supported Lushan Earthquake Reconstruction and Risk Reduction Projec aims to upgrade urban and rural resilient and emergency infrastructure. The project also supports the pilot of a…

Wenyan Dong |

By rethinking the approach to landscape restoration in Central Asia, the region can better protect lives and livelihoods and help create a more sustainable and resilient future for all.

Paola Agostini, Tatiana Proskuryakova |

To tackle climate change and protect the planet, protecting coastal ecosystems and blue carbon solutions will be critical. Blue carbon is carbon captured by the ocean and coastal ecosystems, and…

Christophe Crepin, Rahat Jabeen, Sachiko Kondo |

The growing density and connectivity of transportation networks make them more vulnerable to environmental shocks — heightened by a changing climate. This Working Paper provides the first global…

Yiyi He, Jun Rentschler, Paolo Avner |

Over the last decade, the European Space Agency (ESA) has been supporting the use and integration of satellite-based environmental information for development assistance activities.

Alex Chunet |

Intensifying natural hazards are forcing countries to step up action in adapting to climate risks. This working paper documents a divergence: Rather than adapting their exposure, many countries…

Jun Rentschler, Paolo Avner, Rui Su, Stéphane Hallegatte |

Working with nature to strengthen urban resilience can be cost-effective for addressing climate adaptation and mitigation while bringing out broader benefits for biodiversity, communities and the…

Brenden Jongman, Ruth Tiffer Sotomayor, Xueman Wang |

Using the latest machine learning technology, Tanzania’s Resilience Academy participants helped build a comprehensive map of the city’s trees.

Nick Jones, Vivien Deparday, Nuala Margaret Cowan |