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World Bank cuts forest destruction funding

Feature story | 12 December, 2007 at 16:06

Here's some good news in the fight to protect the second largest rainforest on Earth, as Olam - a major trading company - finds its World Bank funding cut, after we revealed their involvement in illegal logging in the Congo Basin Forest.

The World Bank

Background | 30 March, 2007 at 9:35

The World Bank and donor countries play an important role in the rebuilding and economic development of DRC by providing much needed financial aid.

World Bank funds Mangrove Destruction

Press release | 21 November, 2002 at 0:00

Last call for the climate: World Bank spells out impact of inaction

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 20 November, 2012 5 comments

This is big. A new report released by the World Bank  describes a world I could live to witness if we continue with our current rate of polluting the atmosphere. It sounds like a Hollywood disaster movie — except that it is...

The World Bank and the Congo Forests

Feature story | 3 December, 2009 at 0:00

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

The World Bank and Congo deforestation

Feature story | 30 August, 2007 at 0:00

Back in April, at the World Bank's spring meeting, there was much talk about the plight of the Congo rainforest. We'd just published a big report detailing how in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) logging titles were being granted in breach...

Rainforest destruction in Africa

Feature story | 11 April, 2007 at 0:00

The Congo rainforest is the life support system for millions of people in the 'green heart' of Africa. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) alone, 40 million people depend on the forest. Like all large intact forests, it's also crucially...

World Bank withdraws loan to Brazilian cattle giant

Press release | 13 June, 2009 at 22:29

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private lending arm of the World Bank, has withdrawn a USD 90 million loan to Brazil's cattle giant Bertin. The loan was used for the company to further expand into the Amazon region, which was...

WTO meeting fails the world

Feature story | 14 November, 2001 at 0:00

As trade liberalisation talks ground to a close, the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior set sail from offshore the World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting site in Doha, Qatar.

Forest reform in the DRC: how the World Bank is failing to learn the lessons from...

Publication | 15 February, 2007 at 0:00

The World Bank is presenting its DRC forest sector reform as a means of promoting sustainable forest management, increasing state revenue and - above all - helping to alleviate poverty. A new forest code was adopted in 2002 and related...

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