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23 марта, 22:18

Step into the Future of Climate Finance with #Innovate4Climate

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If you want to be part of the future of climate finance, join us in Barcelona for the #Innovate4Climate Finance and Markets Week from May 22-25. Discover how the best global minds from the private sector, governments, finance, and technology are working together to accelerate Climate Action: http://wrld.bg/LSU9309J4GF Join the conversation on Twitter by using the #Innovate4Climate hashtag and following @WBG_Climate

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23 марта, 01:52

Scholarships Give Impoverished Students in Cambodia a Better Life

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After receiving a scholarship and graduating from university, Thoeun Siha was inspired to start his own business. Like him, almost 1,000 poor students in Cambodia have benefited from scholarships that have helped change their lives for the better.

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22 марта, 20:06

Water Access in the Philippines: Fixing the Institutions that Fix the Pipes

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8 million Filipinos still lack access to clean water. A project in the Philippines is helping to train water suppliers and ensure that service is sustainable in the long-term to close the water access gap in the country. #WorldWaterDay

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22 марта, 00:30

Solar Water Pumping 101 - How to Protect Solar Panels from Theft

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Solar water pumping provides clean and safe drinking water in a sustainable and efficient way. But one of the concerns for solar pumping has been losing the solar panels to thieves. On World Water Day, let’s share some ways to protect your solar panels from theft so that you can continue enjoying the benefits of solar pumping. Know more: http://www.worldbank.org/solarpumping

21 марта, 00:00

Nigeria’s Fish Farmers Take New Paths to Profitability

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For many Nigerian farmers, aquaculture means opportunity. The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program, or WAAPP, is helping make fish farms more productive, so that they can feed more Nigerians. And with innovations like the 'Smoking King' which extend the shelf-life of one of Nigeria’s staple foods, fish farming is becoming more profitable.

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20 марта, 23:02

Voices from the Heart of the Forest: Indigenous Peoples and Civil Society Speak About REDD+

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Local communities are among a forest’s most important stewards. For indigenous and forest-dependent peoples, these ecosystems mean food, livelihoods and, sometimes, a path out of poverty. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, known as REDD+, which provides incentives for developing countries to protect their standing forests, is one example of how countries can protect natural forests while addressing climate change. Learn how the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility is playing a part in strengthening social inclusion to preserve natural forests and support the people that depend on them. Learn more: https://www.forestcarbonpartnership.org/

17 марта, 20:51

Visualizing Price Levels, Standards of Living and Size of Economies in One Chart

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The video provides a tutorial to help understand a multidimensional comparison between GDP, GDP per capita, and price levels of world economies based on the 2011 results of the International Comparison Program (ICP). The ICP is a worldwide statistical initiative led by the World Bank under the auspices of the United Nations Statistical Commission, with the main objective of providing comparable price and volume measures of gross domestic product (GDP) and its expenditure aggregates among countries within and across regions. Through a partnership with international, regional, sub-regional and national agencies, the ICP collects and compares price data and GDP expenditures to estimate and publish purchasing power parities (PPPs) of the world’s economies. Know more: http://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/icp

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17 марта, 02:47

In Hot Water: Adapting to Climate Change in Kiribati

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Rainwater harvesting systems can provide safer and more reliable access to water for many people in Kiribati. This is just one of the activities being rolled out through the Kiribati Adaptation Program to help local communities better prepare themselves for the impacts of climate change. Tags: East Asia and Pacific, Kiribati, Pacific Islands, water, water access, water systems, rain, rainwater, rainwater collection, climate change, climate change preparedness, environment

16 марта, 22:44

REDD+ Mozambique: Empowering Rural Communities Towards Sustainable Forest Management

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With 70% of forest cover, Mozambique has promoted a system of forest concessions, community management and forest governance. Charcoal is still produced from native forests, leading to immense pressure on natural resources, and way beyond its regeneration capacity. It has proven effort on how to make the forest sector contribute to its national development plans, help grow the economies, reduce rural poverty, while being environmentally sustainable. Local communities in Mozambique work toward strengthening natural forest management to ensure sustainable use of forest resources that will increase benefits to them and add value to forest their products. This video is part of a series featuring results under the REDD+ (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation Initiative), a system of financial incentives for more sustainable forest management. It depicts forest communities’ livelihoods, drivers of deforestation and its human impacts in Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Ghana, Liberia, and Mozambique.

16 марта, 22:33

REDD+ Republic of Congo: Engaging Communities in Sustainable Forest Management Brings Benefits

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The Republic of Congo is highly dependent on forest resources for livelihoods. Despite being the second most valuable natural resource after oil, forests contribution to the national economy is relatively low. Deforestation and degradation rates, although low by international standards, have been rising rapidly in recent years. They are predicted to accelerate further as the country attempts to develop forest areas, and as the population grows by about 3% per year. This video is part of a series featuring results under the REDD+ (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation Initiative), a system of financial incentives for more sustainable forest management. It depicts forest communities’ livelihoods, drivers of deforestation and its human impacts in Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Ghana, Liberia, and Mozambique

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15 марта, 20:49

India: Mysuru's SMART Public Bus Transport for Livable Cities

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The city of Mysuru in Karnataka, India is successfully using new technology to transform its city bus services into a modern, safe, and efficient system, making it attractive for commuters to use public transport. The Intelligent Transport System (ITS) uses GPS enabled mini-computers to monitor the speed and coordinates of each of the 400+ city buses and also allows passengers to track their arrival time online or on mobile phones.

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13 марта, 20:28

Mapping Zanzibar Using Low-Cost Drones

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The Zanzibar mapping initiative is creating a high resolution map of the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba, over 2300 km2, using low-cost drones instead of satellite images or manned planes. The Zanzibar Commission for Lands will use the maps for better planning, land tenure and environmental monitoring.