Feature Story | May 23 2017

Since 2008, the $8.3 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has been leading efforts to empower transformations in the energy, climate resilience, transport, and forestry sectors. CIF concessional financing offers flexibility to test new business models and approaches, build track records in unproven markets, and boost investor confidence to unlock additional finance from other sources, including the private sector, governments, and the multilateral development banks (MDBs) that implement CIF-funded projects.

In the News | May 23 2017

Sound management of the vast forest resources in sub-Saharan Africa is key to enhance climate change response in a continent worst hit by the negative impacts of that phenomenon, scientists said Monday.

A drought in Guatemala that has drained this lake is being linked to climate change in the region (copyright Getty Images)
In the News | May 18 2017

The world's poorest nations say the Paris climate agreement is their "lifeline" and must be strengthened.

Haoua Abdoulaye poses for a photo with his village's warrantage stock in Tillabery, Niger, on April 18, 2017. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Kieran Guilbert
In the News | May 17 2017

Lack of storage forces farmers to sell their harvest at low prices - but changing that can help them get ahead.

Feature Story | May 06 2017

“Tomorrow brings many things,” an old Zambian proverb tells us.  But because of climate change, many Zambian communities need help today to prepare for a tomorrow where shifting temperatures and more frequent extreme weather events are the new normal. 

In the News | May 04 2017

Oromia Forested Landscape Project (OFLP), a new climate resilient initiative, aimed at making substantial contribution for the reduction of carbon emission by 2030.

Fragile communities: Ebeye atoll in the Marshall Islands (Photo: NASA)
In the News | May 01 2017

The richest 20 nations have pledged to phase out “inefficient” fossil fuel subsidies over the “medium term”.

In the News | Apr 27 2017

As of 2016, 105,000 beneficiaries in 14 districts, where more than 90% of the population live off farming, are seeing benefits of resilience efforts supported by the PPCR.

In this 2011 file photo, scouts participate in a Greenpeace workshop in Durban. REUTERS/Rogan Ward
In the News | Apr 26 2017

Crowd funding investments in developing countries are predicted to exceed $96 billion a year within a decade - World Bank

In the News | Apr 25 2017

Pointing to the urgency of expanding global action on climate change, a panel of leaders at the World bank/IMF 2017 Spring Meetings discussed the challenge of mobilizing financing for climate action, and the opportunities ahead.