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UN and World Bank Ramp up Finance for Climate Action

NEW YORK, September 20, 2017 – United Nations Secretary General António Guterres and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today announced plans to accelerate the flow of finance for climate action through a new platform dedicated to identifying and facilitating transformational investments in developing countries. Following meetings this week with world

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Share your climate action in the Lead-up to COP23

World Bank’s Global Partnership Program, Connect4Climate is joining the Government of the Republic of Fiji’s incoming Presidency of COP23 in collaboration with Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and other partners to present the #Uniting4Climate communications campaign. The campaign is meant to highlight unity in support of climate solutions; countries,

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World Bank, India Sign Deal to Boost Solar Globally

  The World Bank Group today signed an agreement with the International Solar Alliance (ISA), consisting of 121 countries led by India, to collaborate on increasing solar energy use around the world, with the goal of mobilizing $1 trillion in investments by 2030. The agreement signed in the presence of Finance Minister

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Climate Action Can Drive Sustainable Development in Africa

  Africa Carbon Forum 2016, 28-30 June 2016 Kigali, Rwanda Kigali, Rwanda, 28 June 2016 – Action on climate change in the form of green policy, finance and market approaches can drive sustainable development in Africa, government, business and civil society representatives heard on the opening day of Africa Carbon Forum. “Just as the

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Continuing Momentum for Putting a Price on Carbon Pollution

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Revenues from emissions trading schemes and carbon taxes rose by 60 percent in 2015 13 percent of greenhouse gas emissions now covered by carbon pricing initiatives Charging for emissions seen as important way for countries to deliver on the promises they made last December at the COP21 in Paris The 2015 year

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What to expect from the World Bank spring meetings

The World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund spring meetings kick off on Tuesday, once again filling the bank’s Washington, D.C., headquarters with development professionals, policymakers, economists, advocates and a slew of other influential leaders seeking to shape the future of global development. This year’s agenda promises high profile discussions on a range

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