The World Bank: Financing the Future or Living in the Past?

The World Bank president of eight months, Jim Yong Kim, has a lot to say about climate change. Most recently he addressed the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ meeting, declaring that “no country- rich or poor – is immune from the impacts of climate-related disasters…. At the World Bank Group we are … Continue Reading ››

An Interview with Tilahun Amede: Improving Water Resource Management in the Nile Basin

By Carol Dreibelbis

In October 2012, Nourishing the Planet’s Carol Dreibelbis spoke with Tilahun Amede of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). ICRISAT aims to empower people living in drylands around the world to overcome poverty, hunger, and a degraded environment through better agriculture.

Bhutan’s Happiness Paradigm, Up Close and Personal

Alison Singer’s recent post about Bhutan introduced the country’s Gross National Happiness initiative. I thought I’d follow up with some personal impressions from a visit to Bhutan earlier this month to attend a conference sponsored by the secretariat of the New Development Paradigm. The NDP is the Bhutan government’s initiative to create a … Continue Reading ››

Jamaican Poultry Producer Not Chicken About Solar Investment

While the Jamaican government’s efforts to increase renewable energy production have yet to produce significant results, some private enterprises are forging ahead on their own. Due to the prohibitively high cost of purchasing electricity from the national grid operator (around 40 cents per kilowatt-hour), many companies have found it is cheaper to generate their own … Continue Reading ››