Green-bond supported wind farm in Penonome, Panama. Photo credit: Alessandra Bazan Testino / IFC  First published by Capital Finance International. Soon the world will celebrate the one-year…

Christian Grossmann |

It does not happen often that one of the finest actors of our time tweets about a World Bank supported project and invites all his fans to have a look at the impressive pictures taken from space.…

John Roome |

Photo credit: Lisa Brunzell / Vi Agroforestry   In Kenya, a group of Maasai grandmothers provide an inspiring example of how simple actions can transform societies and how, when empowered, women…

Ellysar Baroudy, Nicholas Soikan |

Natural resources management, particularly in the extractives industry, can make a meaningful contribution to a country’s economic growth when it leads to linkages to the broader economy. To…

Gözde Isik |

The CIF is a leader in driving global investments in CSP ​As world leaders come together at the UN General Assembly to adopt new sustainable development goals, climate change activists gear up for…

Mafalda Duarte |

A dangerously warming planet is not just an environmental challenge – it is a fundamental threat to efforts to end poverty, and it threatens to put prosperity out of the reach of millions of…

Thomas Kerr |

Authors Sameer Akbar | Gary Kleiman ​When President Barack Obama announced that the United States would cut CO2 emissions from its coal power plants by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, he…

Sameer Akbar |

This weekend marked the beginning of an important new chapter of nation-building, with the celebration and formal launch of the world’s newest nation, South Sudan.  United Nations Secretary…

Daniel Kammen |

If you closely read the 20-page draft decision on the Clean Development Mechanism prepared at COP16 in Cancun, you will see a tiny reference to the possibility of including ``city-wide programs’’.…

Dan Hoornweg |

I was part of a ``historic’’ moment in Xcaret, on the Mayan Riviera of Mexico, earlier this month. Here representatives of indigenous organizations worldwide had gathered together with government…

Fabio Pittaluga |