Five years ago, Jonathon Porritt imagined a sustainable world by 2050 in his book The World We Made. In this interview, Porritt reviews progress made so far, says Europe has got it wrong on palm oil, and banks are "stupid" for funding coal.
The three-year scheme aims to help 150 developing-world cities pull in more capital from the private sector, to cover the costs of keeping their infrastructure and communities safe from wilder weather and rising seas.
After UN negotiators meet in Bonn this week and next to move the Paris Agreement forward, the World Bank will host “Innovate4Climate”, a meeting designed to get money flowing towards the goals laid out in the global climate pact.
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Water scarcity can spark bitter conflict, but effective resource management and resilience policies can help countries avoid water scarcity and boost economic growth, says World Bank Group vice president for sustainable development Laura Tuck.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Silk Road Fund have been criticised as efforts to displace the World Bank, but China is more interested in improving them, say UN Conference on Trade and Development's Richard Kozul-Wright and Daniel Poon.
Foreign Policy Centre research associate Stephen Minas outlines the green bond dilemma, where a broad definition of green bonds risks greenwashing and a more rigorous definition comes at the expense of scale.
Overlooking the needs of socially and economically marginalised groups in the post-2015 development agenda is not only a moral problem, it is also extremely costly. The Sustainable Development Goals must address this, say World Bank experts.
Biofuels are becoming big policy and big business as countries around the world look to decrease petroleum dependence, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transportation sector, and support agricultural ...
In a previous articles titled "Economic Feasibility of Sustainable Non-Food Feedstock Based Biodiesel Production: Part 1 and Part 2 ",we have covered how Pongamia Pinnata and Moringa oleifera are going ...
The Little Green Data Book is a pocket-sized ready reference on key environmental data for over 200 economies. Key indicators are organized under the headings of agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, energy, ...