04
DEC
2015

Helping the Poorest in the Face of a Changing Climate

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In March 2015, Cyclone Pam hit the Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu, destroying entire villages, infrastructure, and hundreds of acres of crops. The Category 5 cyclone caused an estimated $449 million in damage—or roughly 64 percent of the country’s annual GDP. Ending extreme...
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30
NOV
2015

Development Banks Vow to Mobilize Collective Resources to Confront Climate Change

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PARIS, November 30, 2015–The heads of the world’s largest development banks pledged today to work together to substantially increase climate investments and ensure that development programs going forward consider climate risks and opportunities. In a joint statement released at...
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25
NOV
2015

Road Safety Is an Issue of Equity for the Poor

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Road safety may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of ending extreme poverty. But poor road safety conditions affect the world’s poorest people the most. Take the case of Africa. While every other region around the globe registered a decline in road fatality...
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