Greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans over the past 45 years have increased the rate of temperature rise to 1.7 degrees celsius per century. Photograph: ISS/NASA
In the News | Feb 13 2017

Researchers behind ‘Anthropocene equation’ say impact of people’s intense activity on Earth far exceeds that of natural events spread across millennia.

Press Release | Feb 06 2017

Micro and mini grids hold great promise for electrifying 60 million household potentially in low-income countries, where large groups of people have never had access to electricity. Although the technology has been around for decades, recent technological innovations have reduced costs dramatically from US$4/kWh a decade ago to US$0.3-0.4/kWh in recent projects.

Press Release | Feb 01 2017

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Phnom Penh, February 1, 2017-- Today the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) host over 90 international and national high-level participants from 20 countries that are implementing programs to scale up renewable energy programs.

In the News | Jan 26 2017

Africa’s forests, landscapes, and ecosystems have many contributions to development. They contribute directly to the well-being and food security of poor people. 

Feature Story | Jan 25 2017

For the past decade, annual temperature records have been broken with disturbing regularity. Climate change is expected to adversely impact economies around the world, especially those in developing countries, and risks pushing 100 million people into extreme poverty by 2030. Making climate-vulnerable sectors such as agriculture, health, and infrastructure more resilient is critical to reducing the negative economic and social impacts of climate change.

The dry Var riverbed in Carros, southern France, September 2016. Photograph: Sebastien Nogier/EPA
In the News | Jan 25 2017

Europe and northern hemisphere are warming at faster pace than the global average and ‘multiple climatic hazards’ are expected, says study.

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In the News | Jan 24 2017

Over the next eight to nine years, energy storage capacity in developing countries is expected to skyrocket from 2 gigawatts (GW) today to more than 80GW, according to a new report by the World Bank Group.
 

| Jan 23 2017

Governments spending to avert climate change have stirred a green bond giant inside the global sovereign debt pool worth trillions of dollars.

Feature Story | Jan 19 2017

Climate-smart development and resilience goals cannot be accomplished without careful attention to the linkages between gender and climate.

Press Release | Jan 18 2017

The World Bank, in partnership with the International Solar Alliance (ISA), launched the Global Solar Atlas, a free, web-based tool to help investors and policymakers identify potential sites for solar power generation virtually anywhere in the world, at the click of a button. 

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