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Climate Change - Building Resilience with Education and Flood Defence

Geoff Riley

25th January 2024

This World Bank video clip looks at how the organisation has helped make the provision of education more resilient, with schools increasingly designed to withstand extreme weather incidents. This is important in an age of climate change, because education enhances human capital, increasing productivity, and wages in turn, potentially allowing people to escape the poverty trap.

Climate-Resilient Classrooms Safeguard Education in Mozambique

This clip looks at the World Bank's involvement in building flood defences in Bihar province, again increasing resilience and enhancing the standard of living in one of the poorest parts of India, It' another example of how the efforts of international organisations are ever more focused on mitigating the worst effects of climate change and promoting sustainable development.

Transformative Flood Management Through the Kosi Basin Development Project: Bihar's Resilience

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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