Crowd funding investments in developing countries are predicted to exceed $96 billion a year within a decade - World Bank
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.
"International commitment is essential to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, including by ensuring the availability of the necessary concessional financing." (para 12, pg 3)
Wetlands - which protect people from drought and floods - are suffering in Kenya's drought
Gerhard Dieterle, one of the founding fathers of the Forest Investment Program, in conversation with the CIF about his life and career in forestry.
My childhood shaped much of my career and my choices in life. I grew up in a small, 150-person village in the Black Forest in Germany. It was nine years after the war. Like many people in developing countries now, we could only survive with subsistence agriculture. We had a cow, 12 chickens and a pig.
Following in My Father’s Footsteps
Scientists are investigating whether releasing tons of particulates into the atmosphere might be good for the planet. Not everyone thinks this is a good idea.
Across the globe, demand for wood products is increasing and expected to quadruple by 2050. This trend is exacerbating deforestation and forest degradation. But it also presents an opportunity for a better approach to farming and managing forests.
The Trump administration’s hostility towards climate action and research leaves a void in global climate politics. Could China step up?
The Asian Development Bank has agreed to give a 20-year loan of $175 million to Power Grid Corp. of India Ltd to finance a proposed $450 million transmission project for transferring power from new solar power parks to the grid.
Climate change was to blame for a devastating mudslide that washed away large swaths of the town of Mocoa in southwestern Colombia, leaving more than 250 people dead, according to the country’s president and its senior United Nations official.