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ESA and World Bank hand-in-hand

03 December 2015

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Today at the COP21 Climate Summit in Paris, the World Bank and ESA signed an agreement on using information from Earth observation satellites in support of sustainable development.

The World Bank, located in Washington DC, USA, is one of the world's largest sources of development assistance. It provides financial support to projects especially in low and middle-income countries through loans and grants. This includes policy advice, research, analysis and technical assistance.

ESA's partnership with the World Bank is anchored within the Bank's Sustainable Development Cluster, which is the largest network of Global Practices in the World Bank. The collaboration started in 2008, with over 35 projects already carried out.

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