To understand how the Climate Change Action Plan will drive climate action in countries, we sat down with Bernice van Bronkhorst, the Bank’s Global Director for Climate Change; Genevieve Connors, Practice Manager, Climate Change Advisory and Operations; Vivek Pathak, Director and Global Head of Climate Business at IFC; and Merli Baroudi, Director of Economics and Sustainability at MIGA.
Climate Change Action Plan 2.0
Results from the recently concluded Plan make clear the Group’s leadership on climate action. Looking ahead, our next Climate Change Action Plan (2020-2025), already underway, aims to boost support for countries to take ambitious climate action by increasing financing for adaptation and supporting increased systemic climate action at the country level.
Deadline: 06-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Light Manufacturing Component of the Tanzania Business Enabling Environment Support project (the project) is focused on supporting Tanzania to develop the competitiveness of its manufacturing sectors. Implemented by the World Bank Group and funded by the Government of Canada, the project works with public and private organizations to address the fundamental challenge of growing Tanzania’s manufacturing sector by facilitating the implementation of competitiveness initiatives and promoting investment in higher value-added manufacturing, acting as a catalyst for the acceleration of the country’s industrialization and its integration into global value chains. The work is being implemented over a period of four years in three phases.
Climate change poses an enormous challenge to development. By 2050, the world will have to feed 9 billion people, extend housing and services to 2 billion new urban residents, and provide universal access to affordable energy, and do so while bringing down global greenhouse gas emissions to a level that make a sustainable future possible. At the same time, floods, droughts, sea-level rise, threats to water and food security and the frequency of natural disasters will intensify, threatening to push 100 million more people into poverty in the next 15 years alone.