A just transition away from coal: Vital for people and planet

Helping countries transition to clean energy systems while meeting growing energy demand is one of the greatest development challenges of our time. Access to electricity is key to creating new jobs and supporting vital services, such as lighting, cooling, modern healthcare, better education, and affordable broadband. 

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Making Climate Action Count: Turning Ambition Into Reality

Two weeks ahead of a pivotal meeting on climate change (COP26), the Annual Meetings event Making Climate Action Count: Turning Ambition Into Reality brought together global leaders, prominent climate advocates and climate champions from several countries to discuss what the world needs to do to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. Followed on social media with the hashtag #Voices4Climate, the event also took the audience on a virtual journey around the globe, showing how countries from Vietnam to Brazil are working towards a more sustainable and resilient future.

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Changing the Narrative – Trade is Part of the Solution to Climate Change

Climate discussions often focus on trade as a contributor to global warming. But with the right

Kitabi Tea Processing Facility in Kitabi, Rwanda

Kitabi Tea Processing Facility in Kitabi, Rwanda

policies to encourage cleaner production and trade in climate-friendly goods and services, it can be part of the solution. Join us for a discussion on expanding this positive role in facilitating climate change mitigation and adaptation. Panelists will discuss how policymakers from low- and middle-income countries can help shape trade to address climate change policy, including potential areas for collaboration and partnerships, as well as ideas for capacity-building and technical assistance.

This event will be LIVESTREAMED on Sept. 29 at 8:30am ET

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3 Day Event: Innovate4Climate (I4C)

Join Innovate4Climate 2021 from May 25 to 27.

The 3 day event, hosted by the World Bank Group, comprises high-level plenaries focusing on the most topical issues driving climate action in countries, as well as 60+ workshops focusing on solutions that are helping achieve a resilient and low-carbon future.

Attendance is free but you have to register.   

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India’s Youth Rise Up to Fix Country’s Toxic Air Problem

Seeing bluer skies in India—a nation known for its alarming air pollution levels—remains a major

governmental priority. In recent times, the country launched its flagship National Clean Air Program (NCAP) to provide a roadmap to prevent, control, and reduce unhealthy air and mitigate its effects on development. Yet, much remains to be done, and one can still cough up troubling statistics on the lack of clean air in India: On an average, 248 million Indians lose 8 years of their lives due to exposure to poor air quality. And 1.67 million deaths were attributable to air pollution in India in 2019.

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Fighting climate change in the world’s poorest countries

In 2020, swarms of desert locusts descended on northern Kenya in the country’s worst locust 17infestation in 70 years. They ate crops and threatened the food security of 3 million people. Locusts brought similar devastation to some of the poorest countries in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia, as governments and communities braced for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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eC2: Enabling integration and implementation of urban climate action in national urban plans and climate strategies

Deadline:    10-Dec-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)climate

The World Bank is undertaking analytical work on Long-Term Low-Carbon Urban Development to support national and subnational governments in incorporating urban mitigation action into the new generation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), urban development interventions, strategies and planning instruments. This work is focused on rapidly urbanizing developing countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The objective of this assignment is to prepare a set of technical notes that identify critical factors and institutional actions required to facilitating transformative change in rapidly urbanizing areas. It will include developing approaches for policy makers to facilitate a transition to long-term decarbonization pathways in line with the Paris Agreement. This transition will be enabled through the formulation of the new generation of NDCs and LTSs, as well as of broader urban strategies that integrate such urban mitigation actions.

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eC2: Accelerating Climate Investments in the Philippines

Deadline:  02-Nov-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) climate-finance-2020-collage

The consultant will be an international organization. It will be selected through a competitive selection. This assignment is to develop an approach for prioritizing geographic areas for coastal resilience investments, identify priority geographic areas and investments for coastal protection, and develop cost and benefits analyses (CBAs) for these investments.

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5 Years of Climate Leadership: The World Bank Group’s First Climate Action Plan

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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.

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