Climate change is one of the key challenges of this century. At the same time, energy use—the primary source of climate-altering global greenhouse gas emissions—is increasing at unprecedented rates and is vital to the continued economic growth of developing countries.
A collection of all six 1 World Manga titles in one comprehensive volume, Passages follows the adventures of Rei as he falls in love, gets attacked by a shark, rides an elephant, watches a man dig up a skeleton, solves the mystery of a lagoon with vanishing fish, is kidnapped by brutal mercenaries, exposes corrupt public officials, and even transforms into a girl—ewww! And, in the course of this graphic novel, Rei and his animal spirit guide encounter the depths of poverty, disease, global warming, warfare, discrimination, and corruption.
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved new funding to improve irrigated agricultural production systems in selected Central coastal and Northern mountains provinces in Vietnam, which will help another 243,000 farming families with better irrigation and drainage service and farming techniques by 2019.
In a telephone call with Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino today, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim expressed sympathy to the government and people of the Philippines for the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), and offered US$480 million in additional financial assistance to help communities lead the reconstruction effort. This followed the US$500 million emergency loan announced earlier this week, bringing the total package close to US $1 billion.
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$86 million in zero-interest financing to help Senegal transform its commercial agriculture, boost sustainable land management, and engage local communities in agribusiness enterprises as well as land, water and forest management programs.