African Development Bank

Both developing and developed countries are gathered in Durban, South Africa this week for the the United Nations international convention on climate change mitigation. But the tension is clear: developing countries, whose infrastructure is in many cases still severely lacking, face vastly different problems than developed countries.

On Monday, during the second week of UN Climate Change Conference 2011, the World Bank along with four other international development banks announced a climate change partnership in which they would develop a common approach to assessing the climate risk of cities, greenhouse gas emissions and appropriate measures for mitigation, in the process of international development. Keep reading →