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World Bank Annual Meetings – Bolder Action Needed

26 Oct 2020

The World Bank Annual meetings which took place virtually last week, saw calls from Big Shift Coalition members and many others for the bank to green its COVID-19 response, to stop funding fossil fuels and contribute to building the world we want. While President Malpass, who has been notably muted on climate since his appointment by […]

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Blog 19.10.20 Off target: World Bank’s fossil fuel addiction keeps energy poor countries in the dark

19 Oct 2020

The world is faced with an accelerating climate crisis. People who live in poverty in low and middle-income countries have contributed the least to climate change, yet they are the most vulnerable to its impacts. They are often directly dependent on natural resources to sustain their livelihoods. The impact of climate change is already putting a stress on these resources. Food shortages, increased food prices and lack of access to water are just some of the consequencesof extreme weather events, such as drought and flooding.

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Blog 12.10.20 World Bank Annual Meetings – Investments in fossil fuels are not acceptable

12 Oct 2020

The 2020 World Bank Annual meetings are taking place virtually this week in the context of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, the increasing impacts of the climate crisis and the growing calls for a just recovery that tackles these overlapping crises.

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How to engage and participate in the collective push

11 Oct 2020

Share this teaser video on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with CAN Executive Director Tasneem Essop’s message – here are suggested messages to go with it  Look out for the comms pack and digital assets and repost the videos according to the set schedule or share your own stories Use the hashtag #WorldWeWant, change your profile […]

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Support the Campaign: Get Your Twibbon

9 Oct 2020

Support the #WorldWeWant campaign by updating your profile photo with the banner by using this app.

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Blog 08.10.20 The EBRD has announced its new president – Congratulations to Odette Renaud-Basso!

8 Oct 2020

Congratulations to Odette Renaud-Basso as the new president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the first woman to hold the permanent presidency of a major multilateral development bank.

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Blog 17.09.20 Who will be the next president of the EBRD? (And why Big Shift Global members care)

17 Sep 2020

Whoever becomes president of the EBRD must lead the bank quickly and decisively to act on climate change and energy access for all.

In the context of COVID-19 recovery, public money must be used to improve resilience for everyone and especially the most vulnerable who are worst affected by the COVID-19 and climate crises.

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Amazon fires: a climate disaster

15 Sep 2020

The Amazon, the world’s largest carbon sink and most biodiverse region, is burning. The forest fires are now spreading into virgin forests, deforesting millions of hectares across the region, affecting people’s health during a pandemic. Some of our colleagues in the region describe this climate disaster and what urgently needs to be done to recover from it.

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2 month countdown to Finance in Common summit

8 Sep 2020

September marks two months until the Finance in Common Summit – the first ever meeting of all 450 public development banks. Development banks that hold $11.2 trillion in public assets. With huge amounts of public money being spent as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, decisions made now, including during the summit, about how to use these funds must include the acceleration of a sustainable, just recovery.

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Blog 21.08.20: Climate Change Commitments and World Bank Group investments in Argentina: Are investments aligned with Climate change commitments?

21 Aug 2020

The World Bank Group (WBG) recognizes climate change as a threat to global development that increases instability and contributes to poverty, fragility, and migration. In response to this challenge, in 2016 the WBG launched the Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP), which established general objectives for 2020 to create policies that strengthen resilience to the impacts of the climate change and the promote decarbonization, while alleviating poverty.

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