The World Bank has outlined how it plans to uphold a pledge to scale up its annual investments in tackling climate change by one third in a new Climate Action Plan. Emma Rumney reports
April 6, 2016: Published yesterday, the plan includes a number of ambitious targets, including to quadrupling funding for resilient transport systems and leveraging $33bn in private sector financing in addition to the bank’s own within five years.
The United Nations member states have endorsed an agenda on sustainable development up to the year 2030. The ambitious, wide-ranging plan is to be ratified next month at a meeting of heads of government.
By Rebecca Harvey
August 12, 2015: The Fairtrade Foundation has set out a five-point agenda to reduce poverty through trade, including through the building and support of co-operatives.