Climate change

Infrastructure

News

World Bank's carbon trading plans fail Africa

While the World Bank promotes the burgeoning carbon trading market as a "tool to help Africa's poor", an investigation has unearthed gross incompetence with the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in which the Bank is heavily involved. A report by Oxfam points out serious inadequacies with the Bank's adaptation figures.

2 July 2007

IFI governance

Background

Highlights of UK NGO meeting with UK Executive Director to the WB/IMF Tom Scholar

Highlights of a 22 June 2007 meeting between UK NGOs and UK executive director to the World Bank and IMF, Tom Scholar. Issues covered included review of the Bank's transport strategy, avoided deforestation, conditionality, debt, social protection and IFI governance.

25 June 2007 | Minutes

IFI governance

News

Wolfowitz saga turns ugly

The fourth week of the drama unfolding at the World Bank over president Paul Wolfowitz’s promotion of partner Shaha Riza has raised more question marks over Wolfowitz’s judgment during his time at the Bank, further calls for his resignation, and widespread recognition of the need to end the fix which sees the president chosen by the US administration.

4 May 2007

Land

Analysis

Concerns e-voiced: WDR on 'agriculture for development' in consultation process

The World Bank released a first draft of its latest World Development Report on 'agriculture for development' on 9 April.

23 April 2007 | Review

Infrastructure

Background

Highlights of meeting with Tom Scholar and UK NGOs

Highlights of meeting between Tom Scholar and UK NGOs, April 2007

18 April 2007 | Minutes

Environment

Background

Press briefing with Danny Glover

Minutes of press briefing

16 April 2007 | Minutes

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

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