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The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Our mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results and to help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and forging partnerships in the public and private sectors.

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FEATURE: Three Steps to Decarbonising Development for a Zero-Carbon Future

A new World Bank report lays out three steps for a smooth transition to a zero-carbon future. Through data, examples and policy advice, it aims to help countries makes the shift. It tells us that to prevent temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius, the world will need to transform its energy uses and electricity from clean energy sources will play an important role.
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REPORT: Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts, and the Case for Resilience

Focusing on the risk of climate change on development in Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia, and South Asia, this report, Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts, and the Case for Resilience, provides a scientific analysis of the likely impacts on agriculture, water resources and coastal vulnerability that will be felt under various warming scenarios up to an increase of 4°C.
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REPORT: Turn down the heat: why a 4°C warmer world must be avoided

This report, Turn down the heat: why a 4°C warmer world must be avoided, provides a snapshot of recent scientific literature and new analyses of likely impacts and risks that would be associated with a four degrees Celsius warming within this century.
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REPORT: Warmer world will keep millions of people trapped in poverty

A new report by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytics for the World Bank Group, and co-sponsored by CDKN, assesses the latest climate science and paints a bleak outlook for the world’s poor in the coming decades.
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REPORT: Index-Based Mortality Livestock Insurance in Mongolia

This Inside Story explains how The Government of Mongolia’s Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) Project is helping Mongolian herders cope with the harsh and unpredictable weather resulting from climate change.
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