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Environment

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World Bank’s new Climate Change Action Plan fails to deliver much-needed transformative agenda

Plan lacks detail in key areas, including concrete commitments to end fossil fuels support.

13 July 2021

Environment

News

World Bank's oil revenue outlook for Guyana at odds with climate action

Bank’s lofty projections for oil-based growth contradict more sober estimates that account for uncertainty in sector.

13 July 2021

Infrastructure

News

World Bank technical assistance and policy lending lead to Jamaica gas lock-in

Bank support facilitated $1 billion in private investment in LNG on the island, despite the green credentials of natural gas being widely debunked.

23 March 2021

Environment

News

Eni files ICSID arbitration request linked to controversial Nigeria oil deal

Case continues troubling trend of increased ISDS claims from fossil fuel industry.

10 December 2020

Infrastructure

Analysis

World Bank must ensure new Africa energy strategy is inclusive and pro-poor

The Bank’s new Africa energy strategy offers it an important chance to mainstream achieving SDG7 into its energy lending on the continent.

16 July 2020 | Guest comment

Accountability

News

CSOs raise concerns about conflict of interest related to World Bank technical assistance loan in Guyana

Law firm contracted under World Bank technical assistance apparently backs out after CSOs expose links to ExxonMobil.

16 July 2020

Infrastructure

Analysis

Ghana’s Sankofa gas project - backed by World Bank - brings fiscal pain

Ghana left with $250 million bill for unused gas in 2019 primarily due to ‘take or pay’ clause in Bank-supported PPP contract.

7 April 2020

Infrastructure

Analysis

Local communities oppose planned dam construction supported by World Bank in Manipur

World Bank supports hydropower building spree in Manipur, threatening local communities’ livelihoods in the process.

12 December 2019 | Guest analysis

Other news

Infrastructure

News

22 September 2021

New US treasury guidance introduces limits for US support for fossil fuels at World Bank

Civil society voices concern about continued support for fossil gas under the policy.

Infrastructure

News

22 September 2021

Former Ghana national oil company head links World Bank’s Sankofa guarantee to gas power plant deals

Alex Mould says guarantee included commitment to sign four ‘take or pay’ contracts with independent power producers.

Infrastructure

News

17 September 2021

Nigerian CSO denounces increase in energy tariffs linked to World Bank-backed reforms

World Bank’s backed energy reforms in Nigeria set to raise electricity prices further despite amid Covid-19 pandemic.

Infrastructure

News

3 October 2019

EIB's draft energy plan proposes ending finance for fossil fuels after 2020

Move comes after concerted civil society campaign calling for ‘fossil-free EIB’.

Infrastructure

Background

17 April 2019 | Minutes

Sustainable Infrastructure: Aligning with Rights and the SDGs

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum event on 10 April, which looked at sustainable infrastructure from fiscal, rights and climate lenses.

Infrastructure

News

4 April 2019

World Bank’s toxic Medupi loan leaves South Africans in the dark

Bank’s $3.75 billion loan in 2010 has failed to deliver reliable energy to South African users, despite eye-watering cost overruns.

Infrastructure

News

27 September 2018

World Bank reconsiders support for coal in Kosovo

Bank commissions energy options study, which will explore alternate electricity sources.

Infrastructure

News

27 September 2018

Civil society calls on IFC and other MDBs to stop financing damaging Balkan dams

A June petition signed by more than 120,000 people called on IFIs, “to immediately stop funding for projects that are located in protected areas.”