2019 Annual Meetings Live- Recap


Each Fall, the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) hold the Annual Meetings to discuss a range of issues related to poverty reduction, international economic development and finance. World Bank Live brings the #WBGMeetings experience straight to you, wherever you are in the world.

As part of our Global Voices Interview Series, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag @SigridKaag from @MinBZ talked about empowering women and young people to achieve development goals: Rewatch

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Bracing for climate change – a matter of survival for the Maldives

For low-lying island states, the impacts of global warming and climate change can be a maldives-blog-hart1matter of survival. The irony is that while these states have not contributed much to greenhouse emissions, as they produce very little, they may face some of the worst consequences.  The Maldives is no stranger to the risks from climate change. It is already witnessing an increase in intense rainfall and resultant flooding, cyclonic winds and storm surges. As one of the lowest-lying countries in the world, with all its people living a few meters above sea level and over two thirds of its critical infrastructure lying within 100 meters of the shoreline, a sea level rise of just a few meters will put the nation further at risk, endangering its relative prosperity.

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