Jim Kim: World Bank to spend $29 billion annually on climate by 2020

Jim Kim Lima World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim signals that those working on environmental projects are about to enjoy their moment in the sun.

His annoucement about a major increase in the Bank Group’s financing to help countries combat climate change by building low carbon and resilient development is likely to boost support for projects related to  renewable energy and energy efficiency, climate-smart transport solutions, resilient cities, the restoration of degraded forests and landscapes, enhanced water security, and agricultural practices.
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A chance to catch up on the World Bank Annual Meetings in Lima!


The World Bank Annual Meetings took place last week!

Even if you did not make it to Lima yourself or did not have time to tune into the live webcasts, there are plenty of opportunities to catch up on the Annual Meetings ….. click here to see, read and hear everything that happened.

A couple of events highlighted :

  • Perspectives on structural reform, Inequality & Growth with Jeroen Dijsselbloem Video: https://goo.gl/8p3ACh
  • Unleashing private investment in Renewable Energy                                                    Video: http://goo.gl/Kgs0Pe
  • Future of Food                                                                                            Video: http://goo.gl/Pq7ACD




Online Annual Meetings: Young Entrepreneurs as Drivers of Sustainable Growth

Date: ThursdaYoung Entrepreneursy, October 8, 2015
Time: 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.(Peru) / 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m./19:00-20:30 (GMT) or convert time
Location: Auditorio Los Incas, National Museum, Lima, Peru & Online

Empowering people to become masters of their own destinies – as workers, entrepreneurs or business leaders – is one of the most powerful development tools in the world. Continue reading