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World Bank funds Mangrove Destruction

Press release | 21 November, 2002 at 1:00

The World Bank

Background | 30 March, 2007 at 11:35

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

The World Bank and Congo deforestation

Feature story | 30 August, 2007 at 2:00

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...

The World Bank and the Congo Forests

Feature story | 3 December, 2009 at 1:00

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...

World Bank cuts forest destruction funding

Feature story | 12 December, 2007 at 17:06

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.

Rainforest destruction in Africa

Feature story | 11 April, 2007 at 2:00

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 | 14 June, 2009 at 0:29

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private lending arm of the World Bank, has withdrawn a USD 90 million loan to Brazil's cattle giant Bertin.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...

World Bank challenged to fund the energy revolution and halt forest destruction

Press release | 13 April, 2007 at 2:00

Greenpeace International today accused the World Bank of hypocrisy and challenged the Bank at its spring meeting to put their money where its mouth is and stop funding projects that exacerbate climate change. Despite acknowledgment from the World...

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

Publication | 15 February, 2007 at 1:00

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...

WTO meeting fails the world

Feature story | 14 November, 2001 at 1:00

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.

First on-line worldwide register of GM contamination incidents launched today

Press release | 1 June, 2005 at 2:00

GeneWatch UK and Greenpeace International launched the first on-line register of genetically modified (GM) contamination incidents today (www.gmcontaminationregister.org). The on-line, searchable web site gives details of all the known cases of...

IAASTD Briefing

Publication | 14 April, 2008 at 2:00

Millions of people are facing food shortages, unaffordable food prices and in many cases, hunger. Global grainreserves are declining, and grain prices are skyrocketing. There are many underlying factors for the current crisis,from bad harvests...

Carving up the Congo - Executive Summary

Publication | 11 April, 2007 at 2:00

Executive Sumary of 'Carving up the Congo'.

Carving Up The Congo - Part 4

Publication | 11 April, 2007 at 2:00

Part 4

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...

Conning the Congo

Feature story | 30 July, 2008 at 2:00

Just as the need to save the world’s forests for climate protection is becoming widely recognised, we have discovered that major logging companies - operating in the Congo basin - are increasingly destroying one of the most ecologically important...

Don’t bury the Joburg Earth summit yet!

Press release | 26 August, 2002 at 2:00

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

Blog entry by Susanne Breitkopf, Greenpeace International | 6 October, 2011 5 comments

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...

Who rules the G8? Right

Image | 2 June, 2003 at 3:00

Who rules the G8? Right, end of photo op, let's go boys...

Why should you care about the G8?

Generic multimedia item | 22 June, 2002 at 3:00

They command 65% of the world's wealth, yet represent only 14% of the world's people. They're the G8, and what you don't know about them can hurt you, your planet, and your future.

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