The Latin America and the Caribbean region is moving quickly to introduce market incentives as a component of their climate change mitigation policy, for example, 24 countries have identified…

Rodrigo Pizarro |

Women in Panama participated in activities supported by the capacity building program. Photo credit: World Bank   This year’s UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, which kicked off last week in…

Kennan Rapp |

Forest monitoring efforts in Phu Khao Khouay, Vientiane Province, Laos PDR. Photo credit: Hannah McDonald If ever there was a year to make significant progress on forest conservation and climate…

Ellysar Baroudy |

Hurricane Patricia. Photo credit: NASA Earth Observatory [[tweetable]] We’re witnessing an unprecedented uptick in record-breaking storms.[[/tweetable]] In October last year, Hurricane Patricia…

John Roome |

Photo: Julio Pantoja / World Bank Group In Nepal, indigenous groups produced a range of training materials, including videos in local languages on forests and climate change, to help more than 100…

Kennan Rapp |

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 |

​Participants at the first Community Practitioners Academy meeting, which was held ahead of the Fourth Global Platform for Disaster Reduction in Generva. - Photos: Margaret Arnold/World Bank…

Margaret Arnold |

Driving through Sao Paulo yesterday, I was struck by the power of cities. While cities are part of the climate change problem, they need to be part of the solution too. They are bigger and more…

Dan Hoornweg |

Two macaws in the Amazon. Photo © istockphoto.com Although the United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen badly failed to achieve legally binding agreements, including on the specific…

Carlos A. Nobre |