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Planning and Financing Low-Carbon, Livable Cities   Leave a comment

Planning and Financing Low-Carbon, Livable Cities.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced a groundbreaking new initiative to reach 300 cities in developing countries over four years to help them plan for a low-carbon future and get the needed finance flowing.
  • An estimated 6.2 billion people – two-thirds of the world’s population – will be living in cities by 2050.
  • Cities already account for about two-thirds of the world’s energy consumption and about 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. A low-carbon development path could help them cut global greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent.

Opening Education Data: EdStats Unveils StatPlanet, an Interactive Mapping Tool from World Bank ‘Apps for Development’ Winner | A World Bank blog on the power of investing in people   Leave a comment

 

 

“Want to watch the expansion of schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa over the past three decades? Or chart the difference in growth of educational attainment between South Korea and Mexico? Maybe you just want to easily compare with one click whether a bar or line graph better communicates your data. Now you can! EdStats, the World Bank’s free database for global education statistics, has launched EdStats StatPlanet — an exciting new data visualization and mapping dashboard for exploring country, regional and global performance on 19 key education indicators through interactive, animated world maps, charts and tables.

The StatPlanet platform was developed by developed Frank van Cappelle and was the 1st place winner of the World Bank’s Apps for Development competition, which was launched as part of the Bank’s Open Data Initiative, an effort that unlocks the Bank’s knowledge and development data for researchers, activists, students, and development practitioners across the globe. The application has been loaded with EdStats’ most up-to-date global education education statistics.”

via Opening Education Data: EdStats Unveils StatPlanet, an Interactive Mapping Tool from World Bank ‘Apps for Development’ Winner | A World Bank blog on the power of investing in people.

Posted September 4, 2011 by arnoneumann in education, World Bank

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