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100 ideas to save the planet : innovative solutions from 50 countries (English)

This guide describes 100 ideas to save the planet and its people from the effects of a changing climate. Culled from more than 1,700 entries, these proposals from 47 countries could not be more relevant or more urgent. The ninth annual development marketplace global competition is taking place in the midst of international debate about how to mitigate the causes and adapt to the effects of climate change. It is an integral part of the World Bank Group's work on climate change, and complements the pilot program on climate resilience, part of the climate investment funds operated by the multilateral development banks. World Development Report 2010 describes how the world's poor will suffer most from the impact of global climate change. As the planet warms, rainfall patterns shift, and extreme events such as droughts, floods, and forest fires become more frequent, the poor will bear an estimated 75 to 80 percent of the burden. Millions of people in densely populated coastal areas and in island nations will lose their homes as sea levels rise. In Africa, Asia and elsewhere, poor people face the prospect of crop failure, reduced agricultural productivity, and the tragic consequences of increasing hunger, malnutrition, and disease. Action is urgently needed.

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  • Document Date

    2009/11/13

  • Document Type

    Working Paper

  • Report Number

    63408

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    World,

  • Region

    The World Region,

  • Disclosure Date

    2011/07/25

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    100 ideas to save the planet : innovative solutions from 50 countries

  • Keywords

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100 ideas to save the planet : innovative solutions from 50 countries (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/928841468327556975/100-ideas-to-save-the-planet-innovative-solutions-from-50-countries