Fossil fuels

Environment

Analysis

Climate of controversy

Despite efforts to boost its influence within climate finance circles and a call to “decarbonise development”, the World Bank continues to support fossil fuels.

25 September 2015

Infrastructure

News

Risking the bottom line? World Bank infrastructure initiatives criticised

The Global Infrastructure Facility is expected to be launched as a World Bank-hosted programme in October. Concerns remain about the Bank’s continued support for fossil fuel infrastructure.

29 September 2014

Infrastructure

News

New briefing: Multilateral Development Banks' unburnable carbon

Bretton Woods Project has published a briefing examining five MDBs' fossil fuel investments and exposure to the carbon bubble.

29 September 2014

Environment

Background

Climate risks and the World Bank

Sponsor: World Resources Institute (WRI) Panelists:  Milap Patel (World Resources Institute), Nezir Sinani (Bank Information…

11 April 2014 | Minutes

Environment

Analysis

Multilateral Development Banks’ unburnable carbon

Bretton Woods Project briefing on MDBs' fossil fuel investments and exposure to the carbon bubble

17 September 2014 | Briefings

Infrastructure

Commentary

Tata Mundra: making a mockery of accountability

IFC criticised over Tata Mundra coal power plant in India, for ignoring recommendations from its accountability mechanism.

20 June 2014 | Guest comment

Infrastructure

Background

Energy sector trends

Sponsors: Bretton Woods Project, Mott Foundation, Heinrich Boell Foundation-North America, Latindadd, Pacific Environment, International Rivers,…

9 April 2014

Rights

News

Witness: The World Bank's damage to communities and the environment

Bretton Woods Project and Oxfam are pleased to invite you to a meeting with leading activists including from Cameroon, India, and Argentina who are visiting London as part of a European lobby tour. 11 March 2014 at 14:30.

27 February 2014 | Event

Environment

Analysis

World Bank’s climate change crusade: rhetoric or reality?

The World Bank is focussing significant time and resources into promoting itself as an agent for tackling climate change, but is still funds dirty energy through coal and gas projects, most recently in China.

31 March 2014

Environment

News

World Bank’s mining treasure map

The World Bank is promoting a “billion dollar map” of minerals in Africa, and continues to invest in fossil fuel extraction. Controversy is tainting Bank-funded mines in Colombia and Haiti as locals resist the extractive projects.

27 February 2014