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Disruptions Are Needed to Achieve a Sustainable Future

Jared Green | Posted 02.02.2016 | Green
Jared Green

"The Paris climate agreement didn't create the commitments we need to limit global warming to a 2 degree Celsius increase," said Laura Tuck, vice president for sustainable development at the World Bank at Transforming Transportation, a conference in Washington, D.C.

The Next Wave of Retail

Diana Mao | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business
Diana Mao

The Global economy experienced sluggish growth in 2015 with large retailers like Fossil, Michael Kors, and Macy's experiencing dips in their reven...

Moving Stories: International Review of How Media Cover Migration

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.26.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Peace on earth, goodwill towards men (women and children), except if they're migrants, refugees, or asylum seekers, who the media worldwide have, for the most part, failed to cover accurately, fairly, in a balanced way, and ethically.

When Discrimination Costs $400 Billion Annually

Jason Cianciotto | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jason Cianciotto

For the first time ever, the president of the General Assembly addressed a U.N. forum on LGBTIQ issues. In opening remarks, H.E. Mogens Lykketoft made it clear that members states are obliged to protect the human rights of LGBTIQ people.

Data - The First Hurdle to Overcome to Attain the SDGs

Mahmoud Mohieldin | Posted 12.19.2015 | World
Mahmoud Mohieldin

With the start of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the international community must take a close look at what it will take to meet the ambitious set of targets.

5 Questions for the World Bank on the Meaning of the Paris Climate Deal

Tim Ward | Posted 12.20.2015 | Green
Tim Ward

To illuminate the details of this agreement , I interviewed John Roome, Senior Director for Climate Change Group for Cross Cutting Solutions for the World Bank Group:

The World Bank's Role in Uzbek Slavery Lights Up Washington D.C.

Joanna Ewart-James | Posted 12.16.2015 | Impact
Joanna Ewart-James

On International Human Rights Day, Walk Free and International Labor Rights Forum, both members of the Cotton Campaign coalition, projected striking images of Uzbekistan forced labour onto the headquarters of the World Bank in Washington D.C.

The Tyranny of Violence Against Women and Girls: 16 Days of Activism

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 12.10.2015 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

It is time for every man to start doing something to end the scourge of violence against women and girls in their homes and communities.

How Corruption Affects Businesses Around the World in 5 Charts

Ravi Kumar | Posted 12.09.2015 | World
Ravi Kumar

We know corruption in developing countries affects poor people the most. It also impacts firms in many ways.

Putting Leadership on the Global Education Agenda

Wendy Kopp | Posted 12.08.2015 | Impact
Wendy Kopp

This October at the IMF-World Bank Annual Meeting in Lima, Peru, the development community came together and discussed the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals.

Development Banks Failing in the Fight Against Climate Change

Nezir Sinani | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
Nezir Sinani

Co-authored by Nicole Ghio, Senior International Campaign Representative at Sierra Club New research published today reveals that not one of the worl...

Why the Cuisine at the Paris COP Matters

Carl Pope | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

As the Paris Climate Summit reaches its closing days, it couldn't be more different than Copenhagen six years ago. For the first time in a major climate negotiation, the Draft Outcome was approved on schedule, Saturday evening.

Finding the Missing Millions Can Help Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Mahmoud Mohieldin | Posted 12.08.2015 | World
Mahmoud Mohieldin

The international community should establish the right monitoring mechanisms and indicators to measure whether we are on track to achieving the SDGs. This target for universal identity will be especially critical as a means of monitoring and achieving the SDGs as a whole.

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.

What Business Leaders Need to Know About the Paris Climate Conference

Andrew Winston | Posted 12.06.2015 | Green
Andrew Winston

The myth that creating a clean economy will damage the economy is crumbling, and all countries -- but especially China and India -- are coming in with serious offerings. So barring some unforeseen problem, an agreement to reduce carbon emissions between now and 2030 will come to fruition.

Revolutionizing Better Health for 'Every Women Every Child'

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 01.13.2016 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

Kenya is one of the countries where maternal health is still lagging far behind. Kenya has a tremendous opportunity to do even more to help women and children have better healthcare, and so improve their lives.

5 Questions for Francis Ghesquiere About Climate Change Disaster Risk and Recovery

Tim Ward | Posted 02.01.2016 | Green
Tim Ward

While most people think of dealing with Climate Change by cutting their greenhouse gas emissions, a significant part of the Paris Climate Conference i...

Trajectories for the Sustainable Development Goals

Mahmoud Mohieldin | Posted 12.03.2015 | World
Mahmoud Mohieldin

The Sustainable Development Goals continue to tackle the issues that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) attempted to solve, but they go further. They highlight a global partnership to end extreme poverty and protect the planet for the next generations, while leaving no one behind.

Paris Climate Talks Must Address 'A Total System Stressor'

Aspen Institute | Posted 12.08.2015 | World
Aspen Institute

With growing urgency and a lot of bottom-up action around the world, a solid and effective global agreement is needed at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, which opened today, to keep the momentum going, and to achieve the necessary goals to slow global warming.

The Ambition of Paris: A Path Toward Clean Economic Growth

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 12.14.2015 | Impact
Jim Yong Kim

The Paris climate talks offer a once in a generation opportunity to send the clear signal: We can build prosperity and support economic growth without carbon polluting the earth, and we must act with urgency because of a volatile, warming planet.

Who Is the International Community?

Amanda Botfeld | Posted 11.19.2015 | World
Amanda Botfeld

Americans need to stop looking at foreign policy the way they look at baseball. Baseball's greatest championship may be called be the World Series, but everyone knows it's really American. Likewise, when we think of the "international community," we imagine people that think like us.

Leaked Document Reveals Internal Struggle for Human Rights Protections at the World Bank

Nezir Sinani | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Nezir Sinani

At a time when the World Bank is poised to increase its investment in fragile and conflict states, and return to its bad old ways of lending to mega-projects like big dams and infrastructure, strong safeguards to ensure the poorest and most vulnerable don't pay the price are more important than ever.

Does Climate Change Threaten the Future of the Panama Canal?

Antonia Sohns | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Antonia Sohns

Panama's economic prospects are bright. Yet global warming may endanger one of the country's main sources of revenue and growth -- the Panama Canal. It's essential to build resilience around one of the world's most important waterways.

From Despair to Hope: Fulfilling a Promise to Mothers and Children in Mandera County

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 11.10.2015 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

Marginalization combined with internecine conflicts, pockets of extremism, poor human development and cross border terrorism have trapped so many of Mandera's people in poverty and misery.

100 Million More People Will Be In Poverty By 2030 Without Action On Climate, World Bank Says

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If countries fail to sustain policies that combat the impacts of climate change while also providing safety nets for the world’s ...