Climate change

Environment

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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

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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

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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

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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

Environment

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Activists oppose Bank ‘clean development’ credits for Brazilian forest plantation

One of the first pilot projects using the World Bank's climate change carbon trading programmes has come under fire from local groups for endorsing destructive tree plantations.

21 July 2003

Rights

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Climate change paper disputed

A draft paper on climate change from the World Bank and other development agencies has been criticised for not going far enough.

28 January 2003

Environment

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New report on global warning

Scientists from 99 nations issued a report in late January that predicted severe climate change.

6 February 2001

IFI governance

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Bank participation in carbon fund in doubt

The World Bank may have failed to secure European financial support for the Prototype Carbon Fund, one of the controversial carbon-trading schemes devised to implement the Kyoto climate change protocol.

15 March 1999

IFI governance

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World Bank Plans Profitable CO2 Trading

The Kyoto climate change meeting in December brought together ministers from 160 countries to agree binding restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions.

15 January 1998