Climate change

Environment

Analysis

Is the Bank's carbon markets approach an effective way to address climate change?

The World Bank's involvement in the carbon market is under hot debate: Janet Redman from the Institute for Policy Studies opposes its approach while Jon Sohn, from Climate Change Capital argues that there is a role for the Bank to play.

4 February 2008 | At Issue

Rights

Commentary

Whoever loses, the Bank always wins

The World Bank developed its campaign to 'combat' climate change through curbing carbon emissions from deforestation in tropical countries, but nobody noticed that the Bank, through its lending and development policies, has been promoting deforestation in tropical countries like Indonesia.

1 February 2008 | Guest comment

Environment

News

World Bank and power

Calls for the Bank to end its lending for fossil fuels have increased in the aftermath of the 13th conference of the parties of the UN framework convention on climate change in Bali but the Bank has continued to push oil, gas and coal operations.

1 February 2008

Accountability

News

UK report on its activities at the World Bank

In late November, the UK released its third report on its relationship with the World Bank, disappointing in the coverage and depth of its analysis.

14 December 2007

Accountability

News

Public campaigns to reform IDA

In Europe, Asia and the United States, civil society has campaigned for reform of the World Bank through the replenishment process of the International Development Association.

4 December 2007

Finance

News

Less carrot, more stick please

As negotiations close over donations to the World Bank's financing arm for low income countries, civil society groups have expressed disappointment over the failure to make progress on conditionality, debt sustainability, allocation or impact assessment.

4 December 2007

Environment

News

Climate contradictions: World Bank sets up shop in Bali

The key role that the World Bank is preparing to play in December's international climate change conference in Bali sits uncomfortably with its continued commitment to fossil fuel funding and failure to make a meaningful shift in its energy lending

4 December 2007

Environment

Background

Townhall meeting and reception with World Bank and IMF presidents and civil society representatives

Highlights of an 18 October 'town hall' meeting between WB-IMF heads and CSOs.

23 October 2007 | Minutes

Environment

Background

The agenda of the Development Committee and the provision of Global Public Goods

Highlights of a 20 October meeting hosted by the FES Foundation on global public goods, at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2007.

23 October 2007 | Minutes

Infrastructure

Background

Climate change and clean energy challenges and opportunities in addressing Africa's growing energy n

Highlights of a meeting at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2007.

23 October 2007 | Minutes