A New Plan to Support Action on Climate Change in the Arab World

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  • The Middle East and North Africa region is already suffering the consequences of climate change, and will be hit especially hard by the ongoing rise in global temperatures.
  • Countries in the region are aware of their vulnerabilities and have begun taking action to confront the impacts of climate change, but the challenges are enormous.
  • The World Bank Group has launched a new plan for the region that will increase the portion of financing dedicated to climate action, provide more support for adaptation and focus on protecting the poorest that are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.