Climate change


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Accountability

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

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