A new database catalogues World Bank projects since 1992 which have involved fossil fuels.
Ecuadorean NGO DECOIN has expressed outrage at the findings of a report on a World Bank funded mining project in Ecuador.
NGOs have written to the World Bank complaining about the contradictions between its support for oil pipelines, harbours, refineries and oil terminals which may threaten a national park protected under a previous Bank loan.
The World Bank’s Inspection Panel has visited India in response to a claim filed against the Bank’s Coal India loans.
Yorongar Ngarlejy arrested, supporters urge halt to Bank-backed oil project.
In early March the World Bank Group announced a special International Advisory Group (IAG) to oversee the controversial Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline project.
In early March an estimated 5000 people from towns near the Yanacocha mine blockaded one of the main roads leading to the mine.
A conference in February demanded that agencies such as the World Bank should stop funding fossil-fuel mining and power projects, and instead pay to repair the social and environmental damage already caused by these industries.
In June the World Bank agreed to back the Chad Cameroon oil pipeline, despite serious reservations from civil society groups in Chad and around the world.
Bank president James Wolfensohn surprised NGOs at the annual meetings by suggesting that he would consider establishing a new world commission to look into concerns about the oil, gas and mining industries.