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October 2008: World Bank annual meeting

by PhilLee — last modified Oct 15, 2008 04:50 PM
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Challenges to World Bank Climate Funds in Washington, Amsterdam and Jakarta

From October 8-14, during the annual meetings of the World Bank, Friends of the Earth International and others brought a message to financial decision makers gathered in Washington DC.

 

worldbank-greenwashThe message is that the World Bank is not the right institution to manage climate change funding. It has unequal decision making structures, continues to invest massively in fossil fuels, and considers coal a potentially clean source of energy.

This was the central theme of our action in front of the World Bank headquarters on October 10th, which followed various public seminars and the launch of a new report entitled Dirty is the New Clean.

See more photos of our action in Washington here

On October 12, activists from affiliate FoEI member A SEED Europe sailed the canals in Amsterdam, The Netherlands against the way the World Bank is dealing with climate change.

 

Read the report here or watch a short film here (in Dutch).

worldbank-protest-jakartaOn October 14, FoE Indonesia and their allies mobilised in front of the World Bank office in Jakarta, Indonesia, with the same message.

 

Our actions were part of the

2008 Week of Global Action Against Debt and International Financial Institutions.

 

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