Indigenous peoples

Environment

News

REDD plans move forward despite concerns

As part of the programme for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, the readiness preparation proposals of Guyana, Panama and Indonesia were advanced to the next step by the Participants Committee.

22 September 2009

Accountability

Background

Safeguard policies and performance standards

Originally drafted as internal operational policies to guide staff, World Bank safeguard policies evolved after pressure from environmental and social groups in the 1980s and were first officially implemented in 1998. They aim to protect people and the environment from the adverse effects of Bank-financed operations and are based on international agreements, even if these protections are not explicitly provided for in the borrower country's national law.

22 September 2009 | Inside the institutions

Accountability

Background

IFC and broad community support

Minutes of a session hosted by the IFC at the World Bank spring meetings, April 23, 2009

27 April 2009 | Minutes

Environment

News

Inadequate implementation of IFC standards

Two new resources have been released by the Forest Peoples Programme.

27 November 2008

Environment

Background

Carbon Finance and the World Bank

World Bank funding of carbon financing

31 October 2008 | Minutes

Environment

Background

Dialogue with NGOs and Lars Thunell, Executive Vice President and CEO, IFC

Dialogue with NGOs and Lars Thunell, Executive Vice President and CEO, IFC

13 April 2008 | Minutes

Environment

Commentary

Camisea and the World Bank: A lost opportunity to make things better

Several weeks ago the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank approved a loan for Camisea II in Peru, the project to export liquefied natural gas. Even though concerns had been raised about this project over environmental, social and now economic issues, the IFC did not hesitate to provide a loan for the Lot 56 consortium operated by Hunt Oil (Peru NLG).

1 April 2008 | Guest comment

Environment

News

Forest carbon facility: "more harm than good"?

As details emerge of the World Bank's new facility to pay countries for preventing deforestation, concerns about its operations and governance mount.

1 April 2008

Land

News

The Bank, Brazil and biofuels

The World Bank has become a major financial and political supporter of Brazil's campaign for sugar-cane based ethanol and a free market for bio-fuels.

1 April 2008

Environment

Background

Highlights of BWI-UK network meeting with Caroline Sergeant, 7 February 2008

Highlights of NGO meeting with alternative executive director to the World Bank, Caroline Sergeant

18 February 2008 | Minutes