Climate Change & IDA: Managing the unavoidable, avoiding the unmanageable
WHY DO WE FOCUS ON CLIMATE CHANGE?
Climate change affects everyone, but people in the poorest countries are the most vulnerable to risks associated with droughts, floods, coastal storms and changes in agricultural productivity. Adaptation to build up resilience to these risks is the most significant challenge facing people in these countries today.
IDA, the World Bank's Fund for the Poorest, is helping the poorest nations adapt by building their resilience to disasters, promoting sustainable development to minimize their vulnerability, and is investing in low-carbon solutions.