Back in 2018, one of the mentors, Dr. Amrita Bahl, who was also a senior colleague on the board of Care for Air, held up a glass of muddy water and another of clear water and asked which one I…

Abhiir Bhalla |

We need to build livable communities to create a livable planet. For real and lasting change, we must do more to build the social sustainability that will enable citizens, refugees, and…

Louise Cord |

Renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough has brought attention to a global-scale man-made disaster, emphasizing climate change as “our greatest threat in thousands of years.". The…

Nadeera Rajapakse |

Recent World Bank research used satellite data to quantify the impact of subway investments. Subways’ impacts on CO₂ emissions were assessed with the World Bank’s new satellite-based carbon…

Brian Blankespoor, Susmita Dasgupta, David Wheeler |

A new World Bank report—Lessons from Korea’s Energy Efficiency Policies in the Industry Sector—holds lessons for other economies.

Anwar Aridi, Nah-Yoon Shin, Joo Sueb Lee |

Cultivation of water intensive crops is contributing to declining water tables in Northern India. For farmers who both own and control the use of their pump, training in water reducing techniques…

Katherine Alfredo, Aurélie Harou, Ishita Kapur, Katya Vasilaky |

World Bank research shows that climate change mitigation policies can disproportionately affect low- and middle-income countries, leading to a decline in their trade compared to high-income…

Mona Haddad, Birgit Hansl, Anouk Pechevy |

Climate change effects are on the radar of central banks, financial regulators, and supervisors. Climate-related and environmental risks can affect financial stability, but they also provide new…

Irina Asktrakhan, Andrius Skarnulis |

Six years after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica, among other countries, are still recovering from the impact of two of the deadliest hydrometeorological events in…

Francesco Varotto, Clara Ariza, Roberto Mendez, Naraya Carrasco, Suranga Kahandawa |

Evidence suggests that cities with concentrated economic activity may have more positive relationships between pollution and wealth, indicating individuals' willingness to tolerate pollution…

Patrick Behrer, Sam Heft-Neal |