To bridge the knowledge gap on the impacts of climate change, the Bank Group has made an effort to support client countries in assessing climate change risks. The rich body of work also informs the process of international negotiations. Globally, we are increasing knowledge and learning, and sharing it with the international community.
The 2010 World Development Report  on climate change showed how a `climate smart’ world was possible if the world decided to `act now, together and differently’. It points to massive funding requirements for mitigation, adaptation, and technology.
The Economics of Adaptation  study identified global costs for adaptation in order to cope with changes as a result of 2 degree warming.. It points to development as a critical imperative in scaling down adaptation financing needs and that growth can make a great difference in reducing adaptation costs. There are numerous on-going regional studies—for example, one dealing with climate risks and food security in Bangladesh
Low-carbon growth country studies will help countries assess less GHG-intensive development options. The study is already complete for Mexico  and is in the final review stages for Brazil and India. The other countries where similar work is being done is in China, Indonesia, South Africa, and Poland.