Time for the World Bank to fund a clean energy future – Greenpeace

Press release - 19 June, 2013
Amsterdam, June 19, 2013 - In response to the World Bank's latest climate change report, Turn Down The Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts, and the Case for Resilience, Greenpeace International climate campaigner Stephanie Tunmore said:

"Fossil fuels are being extracted and burned in the name of development and prosperity, but what they are delivering is the opposite, as the World Bank’s report so clearly underlines.

"Bold action is needed from all governments, and the World Bank must lead the way by shifting all its energy financing from fossil fuels to renewables and energy efficiency. These are the only solutions that can truly end poverty and avert catastrophic climate change.

"Major impacts of climate change are already unavoidable and rich countries must urgently support the poor and vulnerable to adapt. But massive increases in the future costs of adaptation and damage can only be avoided by investing on a clean energy future now."

Stephanie Tunmore, Greenpeace International climate campaigner: +44 7796 947 451 or
Greenpeace International press desk: +31 (0)20 718 24 70 or