Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire

Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire

The World Bank is phasing out of coal and ramping up support for “fracked” natural gas, even though research suggests that climate impacts of fracking may be even worse than coal.

Seven Innovative Mechanisms of Development Finance

As governments look for new options for public revenue stream, this table by IPS Global Economy project director Sarah Anderson shows which options can be considered, their potential revenue, and their administrative and political feasibility.

The No-Doctrine President

Bush had a doctrine, Nixon had a doctrine, even Jimmy Carter had a doctrine. Why doesn’t Obama?

UN Panel to be a Dangerous Disappointment

How much money is on the table to combat climate change, where it comes from and how it flows will be at the heart of global climate negotiations at the end of this year in Cancun.

The World Banks Carbon Deals

As it outsources emissions cuts, the World Bank is dealing from both ends of the climate change deck.

World Bank: Climate Profiteer

The World Bank irresponsibly and recklessly continues to perpetuate the world’s dependence on climate-altering fossil fuels while profiting from carbon trading, a dubious remedy to climate change.