If the World Bank were serious about bringing energy access to the poor, it would dedicate the majority of its lending to do so.
Some 300 groups urge World Bank to reject lawsuit that would devastate nation’s water
Coal is a bad investment – for the poorest, for those consuming the power, for the World Bank, and more broadly, for all of us.
Hopefully, this is the dawn of a new day, when public financing of coal mines and power plants around the world is no longer acceptable. After 16 years of persistent pressure from IPS and other groups, our government seems to finally be listening.
But fracked gas releases greater greenhouse gas emissions than coal, studies suggest.
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.
The carbon trade doesn’t just fail to address climate change. In countries like Honduras, it funnels cash to notorious human rights abusers and threatens vital resources.
How transnational corporations use trade and investment treaties as powerful tools in disputes over oil, mining, and gas. / Como las empresas mineras transnacionales utilizan las reglas de los acuerdos de inversión y de comercio como poderosos instrumentos a su favor en las disputas por el petróleo, la minería y el gas.
Come to this brown bag session that will be an introduction to the World Bank and IMF with IPS experts John Cavanaugh and Emira Woods.
Over 55 development, faith, human rights, community, and environmental groups from more than 20 countries teamed up to ask World Bank President Jim Kim to end Bank support for all fossil fuel projects unless the projects are solely focused on directly increasing energy access for the poor.
Why is the Obama administration pressing Europeans to increase military spending? And what should it matter to Washington if Britain remains in the EU?
The World Bank should do the math and step up to the challenge of climate change.
Daphne Wysham sat down with Al Jazeera’s Inside Story to discuss a recent World Bank report on climate change and their own role in contributing to greenhouse gas emissions.
Representatives from IPS and other environmental and public policy organizations hold meeting at Canadian Embassy to say, “Tell Pacific Rim to stop bullying El Salvador.”
Civil Society to World Bank President Dr. Jim Kim: Add Your Voice to the Choir of Support for a Financial Transactions Tax
Now’s the time for the World Bank’s leader to make a bold move on the FTT.