This new report by the World Bank Group and the Climate Works Foundation provides concrete data to help policy-makers understand the broader potential of climate-smart development investments. It outlines how government actions can boost economic performance and benefit lives, jobs, crops, energy, and GDP - as well as emissions reductions to combat climate change.
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World Bank Group - Climate-smart development: adding up the benefits of actions that help build prosperity, end poverty and combat climate change
One of the greatest challenges facing today’s development practitioners is the lack of affordable, innovative, and practitioner-focused training on the “how to” of policy reform and proven good practices customized to local needs. The challenge has been met by the World Bank through the creation of the global Parliamentary Strengthening Program. This innovative resource offers development practitioners a virtual forum for convenient, easy, and reliable access to cutting edge knowledge and communities.
In 2015, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women will carry out a review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing, 1995) and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (2000). This brief sets out a framework in which to address the objective outlined in Millenium Development Goal (MDG) 3, which aims to promote gender equality and empower women.
The world is facing severe challenges relating to climate change and the exploitation of environmental resources. Parliaments have a key role in setting a country’s wider development vision, and in developing sound environmental policies in support of this vision.
The event will be held in cooperation with the Parliament of Rwanda, which for the first time in its history will open its plenary for a conference of a group of female Parliamentarians from around the world. On Friday, 4 July 2014, the day after the WIP Summer Summit, all participants will be invited to take part in the official celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the Liberation Day of Rwanda.
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