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The World Bank and the Congo Forests

Publication | June 25, 2010 at 12:48

On 3rd December 2009, just a few days before the Copenhagen Climate Conference, Greenpeace, Global Witness and the Rainforest Foundation delivered an open letter to the World Bank criticising its role in the forest sector in the Democratic...

Statement from Greenpeace Africa on The World Bank's Proposed $3.75 billion loan to Eskom

Press release | March 31, 2010 at 22:47

The World Bank board is expected to make a final decision on a proposed loan to Eskom in April 2010. The loan application consists of $260 million for renewable energy (100 MW wind and 100 MW concentrated solar power projects), $485 million for...

Will the World Bank act boldly?

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | June 20, 2013

Unprecedented heatwaves, widespread food shortages, more intense cyclones and shifting rain patterns causing floods or droughts are just some of the future problems outlined in the World Bank's latest climate report today. ...

“We are people already sold” say voices from Congo rainforests

Blog entry by Susanne Breitkopf, Greenpeace USA | October 6, 2011

Approximately 40 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo depend on the rainforest for their basic needs, such as medicine, food or shelter. In this image a local fisherman guides his boat through the waters of Lac Tumba...

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