A conference in February demanded that agencies such as the World Bank should stop funding fossil-fuel mining and power projects, and instead pay to repair the social and environmental damage already caused by these industries. The conference, in Jharkand, India was attended by delegates from more than 15 countries, including scientists, journalists and indigenous peoples’ representatives.
A new report by the Global Environment Facility argues that renewable energy markets are set to take off. Renewable Energy: GEF Partners with Business for a Better World. www.gefweb.org