The Global Climate Risk Index 2019 analyses to what extent countries and regions have been affected by impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, fl

As demand for electric mobility accelerates across major markets such as China, the US and Europe in response to climate and environmental concerns, a new World Bank report launched at COP 24 reveals that developing countries also stand to benefit significantly from the technology.

In 2013 INFORM started to develop and publish a Global Crisis Risk Index. Since that time, INFORM has become a multi-stakeholder forum for developing shared analysis to help to manage humanitarian crises and disasters. INFORM now has partners from across the UN system, donors, civil society, academic/technical community and private sector.

With the majority of the world’s population already living in urban areas, there are unprecedented challenges for feeding cities with accessible, affordable food and healthy diets. The book identifies some of the best examples from across the world on innovations in food systems and on how to implement sustainable urban food planning.

These guidelines address planning and management of privately protected areas (or PPAs) and the guidance is aimed principally at practitioners and policy makers, who are or may be involved with PPAs.

This report, launched at COP24 in Katowice, looks at the current status of the bioeconomy and its role in low carbon development scenarios. It also maps the four largest barriers for the industry and pathways for progress.

A shift away from using fossil fuels is a key enabler for the low-carbon transition necessary to achieve climate goals, but delivering this transformation has widespread repercussions across local communities. A just transition – one that captures a social, environmental and economic approach – is crucial.

In many countries, the production of off-grid electricity from renewables is largely unrecorded, but is believed to be expanding rapidly. This trend has been driven by numerous factors, including falling costs, innovation and supportive public policies.

Water security is key to achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yet, increasingly the world is facing water shortages, and an estimated four billion people do not have sufficient access to safe and reliable water.

Most of the people suffering from hunger around the world live in rural areas and engage in agricultural activity. It is not just a coincidence that they also often lack basic services, such as energy and irrigation provision, due to a lack of infrastructure. This lack of infrastructure is an important reason for their vulnerability to hunger.