The World Bank, in partnership with the International Solar Alliance (ISA), launched the Global Solar Atlas, a free, web-based tool to help investors and policymakers identify potential sites for solar power generation virtually anywhere in the world, at the click of a button.
The African Development Bank (AfDB), with support from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), has awarded a contract to Swedish consulting firm CPMA International to help develop a global Adaptation Benefit Mechanism (ABM).
Since 2008, the CIF has been leading efforts to empower transformations in the energy, climate resilience, transport and forestry sectors. We have been helping to fill the financing gap for climate action, providing $8.3 billion to catalyze and scale up resilience, forestry, and clean energy investments in 72 countries and over 300 projects across the globe.
CIF investments provide urgently needed resources to help countries manage the challenges of climate change and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
The United Nations is applauding the launch of a financial tool to track companies’ efforts to prepare for climate change.
With support from the African Development Bank (AfDB), Burkina Faso has been awarded a US $4-million loan from the Climate Investment Funds’ Forest Investment Program (CIF FIP) to revive its cashew sector and mitigate climate change.
Using waste from vegetable and flower production, biogas is providing energy to Kenya's electricity network.
It seems like just about every week, there’s more news on the rapid melting of glaciers in Greenland, Antarctica and elsewhere — and scientists’ growing concern about their potentially dramatic contributions to global sea level rise.
In this visualization of the Earth's oceans, distinctive white lines trace the flow of surface currents around the world. (NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center)
Carbonclean is turning planet-heating emissions into profit by converting CO2 into baking powder – and could lock up 60,000 tonnes of CO2 a year.
In March 2016, some colleagues and I visited several villages around Kaffrine in Senegal where private companies had been awarded licenses to provide electricity on a commercial basis.