Climate change

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

Environment

News

World Bank energy policy under scrutiny

A new report published by a coalition of international environment and development non-governmental organisations concludes that the World Bank's promise to seriously support alternative energy sources remains unfulfilled.

17 September 2006

Environment

News

Sustainability dismantled

World Bank president Wolfowitz announces his move to disband the Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development (ESSD) network within the Bank. It will be merged with the Bank's infrastructure department and report to the current head of the infrastructure department, Kathy Sierra.

28 June 2006

Environment

News

World Bank and climate change: power failure

Summary of a report by Friends of the Earth US, the November meeting in London on climate change and the UK parliamentary early day motion to end UK support for harmful oil subsidies.

21 November 2005

Environment

News

Climate change and the World Bank: dubious green credentials

Critique of the new role assigned to the World Bank by the G8 in tackling climate change by creating a framework for clean energy and development. Summary of recent documents examining the Bank's perpetuation of fossil-fuelled economic expansion and false claims made in relation to the Clean Development Mechanism

12 September 2005

Environment

News

Global warming speaks louder than words

The gap between the World Bank's pronouncements on the dangers of climate change and the reality of its lending practices presents an ever increasing danger for the global commons.

5 April 2004