A new analysis just published in Nature Communications estimates that 1.81 billion people face significant flood risk worldwide.

Jun Rentschler, Melda Salhab, Bramka Arga Jafino |

How can finance ministries take part in climate action? Let us outline some of the key areas where they can play a role and methods to promote legislation to contribute to national commitments.…

Jens Kromann Kristensen, Laura De Castro Zoratto, Nadir Mohammed |

In an upcoming publication “An Economic Memorandum for the Brazilian Amazon” we introduce the concept of a model-based KPI. The key idea here is that outcome and performance are not the same.…

Fiona Stewart, Bryan Gurhy, Marek Hanusch, Dieter Wang |

With nearly 10,000 inhabited islands, there are thousands of diverse island communities across Southeast Asia facing the challenge of beaches covered in plastic. Photo: Shutterstock/

Kate Philp |

The number of vehicles on the road is booming, with significant implications for climate change and traffic fatalities. To reduce the impact of motorization, countries need a solid plan to manage…

Roger Gorham |

Rice production presents often overlooked opportunities for mitigating Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, while also attaining increased production, savings in water consumption, and health benefits…

Pieter Waalewijn, Ruyi Li, Svetlana Valieva, Mekbib Haile, Si Gou |

Given the significant growth in demand and the parallels of the hydrogen value chain to the fossil fuel value chain, the green hydrogen industry should attract investments. Blending public and…

Michael Kobina Kane, Stephanie Gil |

This blog examines issues related to how ITMO (internationally transferred mitigation outcomes) markets function, their impacts on potential ITMO-supplying countries, and their potential for…

Klaus Oppermann, Jon Strand |

With the global oil prices on the rise, the already high energy prices in the Caribbean will hike even further. This will affect the Caribbean households, especially the poorest, squeezing their…

Lilia Burunciuc |

In the first few months of lockdown, the Bank quickly created hotspot maps for 50+ cities using global datasets. However, informal settlements - where residents have shared access to basic…

Swati Sachdeva, Sheela Patel |