The Western Balkans on the Road to Clean Energy With the Strong Support Of...

The Platform to Support Energy Transition in the Coal Regions of the Western Balkans and Ukraine was launched by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the World Bank, the European College, the Energy Community Secretariat, the European Commission and the Polish government. At the first meeting of the Platform, …

OUR CITIES BOOMERANG CHALLENGE: Can you make a #Loop4Dev? (VIDEO)

Ever notice how cities can really encapsulate many of the things that make life enjoyable? Green spaces to enjoy the outdoors, access to jobs, affordable housing for all, a well-connected public transportation system, access to healthy food, schools for all children, and so on. Some cities achieve this better than …

The Cost of Air Pollution: Strengthening the Economic Case for Action

The Cost of Air Pollution: Strengthening the economic case for action, a joint study of the World Bank and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), seeks to estimate the costs of premature deaths related to air pollution, to strengthen the case for action and facilitate decision making in …

World Bank Approves $1.8 Million Grant to Boost Chilean Geothermal Market

The World Bank Board has approved a US$1.8 million Clean Technology Fund grant to strengthen the Chilean Ministry of Energy’s capacity to further develop the country’s geothermal sector and improve its energy security. The grant will contribute to Chile’s Energy Agenda and the Energy Policy 2050, which aims to boost …

World Bank Ups Its 2017 Oil Price Forecast To $55

The World Bank has just upped its oil price forecast for 2017, saying it now expects average prices to be US$55 a barrel over the next year. That’s US$2 more than its earlier forecast, which is a reflection that at least some shred of optimism is returning to the oil …