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The most important work at COP21 may have happened out of the spotlight

The World Bank finances major infrastructure for developing countries, with a primary focus on reducing poverty. In recent years it has recognized the need to address climate change. At the Paris climate conference, the World Bank worked with both public and private sources to fund action on climate change and help vulnerable nations adapt to and mitigate the effects of global warming.

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International views of Bill Gates

Bill Gates is officially stepping down as head of Microsoft today to devote himself full-time to his work as a philanthropist, but first we get some snapshots from around the world of what the people think of when they hear the name Bill Gates.