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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. [more...]

FEATURE: Pilot projects in limbo awaiting REDD+ financing

Ghanaian businessman John Addaquay believes REDD+ can jump-start sustainable agriculture. Private investors, however, won’t take the plunge until they know what works and his quest for pilot funding from international donors shows how daunting that can be. [more...]

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