What You Need to Know About Net Zero

What does it mean to reach “net zero?” A recent report by the Carbon Pricing Leadership Climate-Explainer-Series-banner Coalition (CPLC) explores how the world can decarbonize, and in particular, how carbon pricing can play a role. To learn more about net zero, the report and its findings, we sat down with Chandra Shekhar Sinha, a member of the Task Force on Net Zero Goals and Carbon Pricing and Advisor to the Bank’s Climate Change Group, and Angela Churie Kallhauge, former Head of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) Secretariat.

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Why Is the World Facing a Food Crisis? | The Development Podcast

The world is facing rising food prices that are hitting poor and developing countries hardest. Even before COVID-19 reduced incomes and disrupted supply chains, chronic and acute hunger were on the rise due to factors, including conflict, socio-economic conditions, natural hazards, climate change and pests.

The disruption caused by the war in Ukraine has added to price pressures, with costs likely to remain high for the foreseeable future and expected to push millions of additional people into acute food insecurity.

In this episode of The Development Podcast, World Bank Food and Agriculture Global Practice Manager Julian Lampietti explains the challenges and discusses some of the solutions. And we hear from a pizza restaurant owner in Cairo who is struggling with the rising cost of bread.

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eC2: Decarbonizing Transport Connectivity in Central Asia

Deadline: 14general-transport-mosaic-main-Jul-2022 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) 

The overall objective of this project is to support decision makers to prioritize transport decarbonization policies and projects that would reduce carbon emissions, energy consumption and improve connectivity.

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eC2: Guidelines and tools for the economic appraisal of desalination and reuse initiatives using modern portfolio theory

Deadline: 11-Jul-2022 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water_hero

The present Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) encompasses consulting services for the development of guidelines and toolkits for the economic appraisal of desalination and wastewater reuse initiatives using modern portfolio theory. The consultant shall develop detailed guidelines and actionable Excel-based toolkits for the determination of the most cost-efficient weight (in economic terms) of desalination and reuse in the water resources mix of urban utilities and basin authorities to achieve the appropriate level of reliability in the system.
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Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2022: Recovery, Reform, and Business Environment

CONFERENCE DETAILSABCDE-2022

The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), organized by the World Bank’s Development Economics (DEC) Vice Presidency, is one of the world’s best-known conferences for the presentation and discussion of new knowledge on social and economic development. The conference aims to promote the exchange of cutting-edge knowledge among researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners.

The theme of ABCDE 2022 isRecovery, Reform, and Business Environment, with a key focus on how enterprises are recovering from the pandemic crisis, how the business environment was affected by the pandemic, and reform prospects for the future. It will be held completely online, using a Zoom platform. It will take place over 4 days, June 21–24, from 9:00 am–12:00 pm (EST).

 

 

 

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A Conversation with David Malpass and Samantha Power

June 21st, 11:30 AM EDT (local time) –> LINK

Join World Bank Group President David Malpass, and USAID Administrator Samantha Power at 11.30am, June 21st for a conversation about the impact of the current overlapping global crises on the poorest and most vulnerable.

How should the international community respond to challenges including the war in Ukraine, rising food insecurity and higher inflation? What can we learn from past crises and what innovative ideas could help us respond to the current global shocks? President Malpass and Administrator Power discuss the global response, the role of governments and multilateral institutions, and ideas for the way forward. 

The Way Forward is an occasional series of in-depth discussions on development challenges and innovative solutions, hosted by World Bank Group President, David Malpass.

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Building disaster resilience among the vulnerable

Natural disasters cause billions of dollars in losses each year, but the damage estimatesfiji_disaster_2_1000 don’t tell the full story of their impact. The gravity of any loss depends on whom it affects, and the poorest people typically bear a much larger brunt of a natural disaster’s consequences.  With climate change bringing more frequent and severe natural hazards, ensuring a resilient recovery for all requires a better understanding of the impacts that policies can have – and particularly on the most vulnerable people. Experience shows that a wide range of relatively low-cost and effective measures can save lives and protect hard-earned development gains in the wake of disasters. 

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eC2: TECHNICAL & E&S CONSULTANTS for Port PPPs, Europe PPP team

Deadline: 06-Jul-2022 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) PPPs

The Government of Serbia (the IFCs Client) aims to attract private investment through a Public-Private Partnership for the development of the Danube riverway corridor port(s). The Client will be assisted by IFC in structuring and implementing the project(s). IFC is hereby seeking the assistance of a Technical Environmental & Social Consultant (the Consultant) for the structuring and tendering of a concession for the ports. The Consultant will report directly to IFC. IFCs advisory mandate will be implemented in two phases and the Consultant will work alongside IFC and the other specialized consultants (legal, etc.), as will be further described in RFP to be sent to short-listed candidates.

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eC2: Baghdad Water Security Strategic Plan

Deadline: 27-Jun-2022 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)water_hero

The World Bank Group would like to invite eligible firms to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested firms must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc. for firms; Please note that the total size of all attachments should be less than 5MB. Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications.

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