October: foei at world bank meetings in washington dc
A small team including campaigners from FoE US, FoE Nigeria and FoE Colombia worked with other organizations including Oil Change, the Institute for Policy Studies and Jubilee South, to organize various activities including a public panel on carbon finance and a stunt outside the Bank's headquarters.
A major point of discussion was the World Bank's Climate Investment Funds, and our members mobilized on this issue both at the national and the international levels. FoE Indonesia and their allies mobilized in front of the World Bank office in Jakarta, Indonesia, with our joint message.
Friends of the Earth US and allies launched a new report entitled "Dirty is the New Clean: A Critique of the World Bank's Strategic Framework for Development and Climate Change."
The report argues that the World Bank's track record disqualifies it from managing clean technology transfer and climate adaptation funds. Instead, the groups argue, such funds should be established under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, in order to ensure they are used equitably and effectively, in accordance with the principle of common but differentiated responsibility, and that nations receiving financing are thoroughly involved in funds' design and implementation.
More info: www.foei.org/en/what-we-do/finance-and-climate-change/global/october-2008-washington-and-jakarta