Climate change

Environment

Background

The DRC's natural resources: a roundtable discussion on forestry, mining and the role of donor insti

Minutes of meeting

16 April 2007 | Minutes

Environment

Background

The World Bank and climate change

Minutes of meeting on climate contradictions at the World Bank spring meetings April 2007.

16 April 2007 | Minutes

Environment

Background

Press briefing with Danny Glover

Minutes of press briefing

16 April 2007 | Minutes

Land

News

Parliamentarians on World Bank

The seventh annual conference of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank was held in Cape Town in March.

2 April 2007

Infrastructure

News

More fossil fuels and faith in the private sector

As part of its commitment to solve the global problems of energy poverty and climate change, in late March the World Bank and the European Investment Bank launched the Carbon Fund for Europe. However the Bank’s recent Implementation of the Management Response to the Extractive Industries Review 2006 reveals an alarming rise in its fossil fuel operations and show that little progress has been made on its environment and development indicators.

2 April 2007

Land

News

IFC: Cowboys in the Amazon

In March the IFC approved $90 million towards a $424 million expansion and modernisation programme for Brazil's leading beef and leather processor Bertin Ltda.

2 April 2007

Infrastructure

News

Press release: Development banks claim to tackle climate and energy crisis while funding fossil fuel

Press release by CEE Bankwatch Network, Greenpeace International and Oil Change International

19 March 2007

Environment

News

European governments told ‘put your money where your mouth is’ when committing new funds

Campaigners across Europe are telling governments to threaten to withhold funds from the World Bank unless specific changes are made to policy and practice.

5 March 2007

Environment

Background

Highlights of meeting with Tom Scholar and UK NGOs

Highlights of meeting between Tom Scholar and UK NGOs, December 2006

18 December 2006 | Minutes

Environment

News

Global energy solutions bank on carbon trading

In the midst of climate talks in Nairobi and the release of the Stern review on the potential catastrophic economic impacts of climate change, the World Bank has been touting the most recent draft of its investment framework on clean energy and development, and stepping up its role in devising market-based solutions to climate change. Critics have decried the hypocrisy of the Bank's role in funding fossil fuel projects, and the perverse rationale behind carbon trading

23 November 2006