October 2008: World Bank annual meeting
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.
The 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.
Our actions were part of the