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Panel Discussion: World Bank, Climate Change, and Climate Finance
April 22, 2010 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Despite widespread civil society opposition in South Africa and abroad, the World Bank just approved a $3.75 billion loan to help South African utility company Eskom build one of the world’s largest coal plants. Please join us for an update on the Eskom loan and on the role of the World Bank in both causing and responding to climate change. The panel will also consider the intersection of the World Bank and international climate negotiations, where the World Bank is vying for a major role in financing adaptation and mitigation efforts in developing countries.
Topics and speakers on the panel include:
- Sunita Dubey, groundWork
- Ama Marston, Bretton Woods Project
- Korinna Horta, Urgewald
- Karen Orenstein, Friends of the Earth U.S.
- Moderator: Nora Honkaniem, European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad)
This event is cosponsored by ActionAid USA, Amazon Watch, Campagna per la Riforma della Banca Mundial (CRBM), Jubilee South, Jubilee USA, Friends of the Earth US, Oil Change International, Pacific Environment, Sustainable Energy and Economy Network of the Institute for Policy Studies, and Urgewald.
For questions or concerns, please contact Karen Orenstein at Friends of the Earth, 202-222-0717.