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World Bank Climate Change

Action on Climate Change Creates a Circle for Health and Economic Growth

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 12.31.2015 | World
Flavia Bustreo

As negotiations in Paris drew to a resolution earlier this month, developing countries' concerns about having carbon "space" for development and the notion of "differentiated responsibilities" for cutting carbon emissions were common refrains.

5 Questions for the World Bank on Ending Routine Gas Flaring and Climate Change

Tim Ward | Posted 12.07.2015 | Green
Tim Ward

The ongoing UN Climate Conference in Paris (COP21) is focused mainly on the long term shift from fossil fuels to clean energy. In the short term, however, there are some relatively easy ways for the world to reduce our greenhouse gases. One of them is to reduce the amount of gas that is flared or burned wastefully at oil production sites around the world.

Development Banks Pledge To Step Up Climate Action

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green

OSLO, Sept 11 (Reuters) - The world's six multilateral development banks promised on Thursday to do more to help emerging nations fight climate chan...

Kate Sheppard

World Bank Faces Pushback Over Leaked Safeguards

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -– The World Bank has been working to update safeguards intended to ensure that development projects it backs don’t hurt people or the ...

Cynical Old King Coal Shows Its True Colors

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 01.22.2013 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

The world needs the investor community to make smart and ethical investments. We need win-win investments that tackle global poverty and inequity at the same time as ending the threat of runaway climate change.

The World Bank's Shocking, Cautionary Tale on Climate Change

Kelly Rigg | Posted 01.18.2013 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Like the Ghost of Christmas Future, the World Bank has just provided us with a frightening glimpse into our world-to-be if, unlike Scrooge, we fail to change our ways.

World Bank Head: Climate Change 'One Of The Single Biggest Challenges'

Reuters | Posted 01.18.2013 | Green

* Poorest regions hit hardest * World Bank focuses on climate change under new chief * Must balance climate change with ...