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  • World Bank Publishes Action Plan on African Climate Aid

    March 14, 2019

    The World Bank Group has published an Action Plan on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience that seeks to inject $50 billion into projects aimed at “managing climate risks by fostering sustainable national development throughout every sector,” with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa.

  • World Bank Launches Global Project Embracing Wind Energy

    March 13, 2019

    As part of the ongoing embrace by multilateral development institutions of the UN’s Paris climate goals, the World Bank Group has launched a program to advise developing countries on the prospects of their installation of offshore wind energy projects and develop a “pipeline” of such projects as targets for private investment.

  • Schaefer: US Must Track All Contributions to International Bodies

    March 12, 2019

    Brett Schaefer of the Heritage Foundation has called on the US Congress to require government reporting tracking all US contributions to international organizations to improve transparency of such spending and permit lawmakers to hold the recipients of such contributions accountable.

  • World Bank Funds Climate Project in Bangladesh

    March 07, 2019

    Highlighting the global development institution’s expanding focus on fulfilling the UN’s agenda on combating climate change, the World Bank recently approved $185 million for a renewable energy generation project in Bangladesh that will help the country cut its greenhouse gas emissions.

  • OSCE Office Presses US on Voting Rights

    February 21, 2019

    In its report on the 2018 US congressional elections, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights called on the US to give full representation rights to the District of Columbia and overseas territories and to grant voting rights to citizens with criminal records.

  • World Bank Touts Funding of Biodiversity Efforts in Africa

    February 20, 2019

    The World Bank has published a press release on its efforts to “conserve and sustainably manage” biodiversity in Africa, providing an example of the global development institution’s expansion of focus from combating poverty to advancing a broad range of environmental initiatives.

  • Trump Chooses World Bank Critic as Institution’s Chief

    February 14, 2019

    Politico reports that US President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the World Bank, David Malpass, has been a frequent critic of the development institution over its loans to China and lack of accountability.

  • OSCE Official Critiques Ukraine’s Barring of Russian Election Observers

    February 14, 2019

    Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir has criticized Ukraine’s decision to bar the participation of Russians among ODIHR observers for upcoming presidential elections in the country.

  • World Bank Highlights Growing Climate Focus with Forest Initiative

    February 14, 2019

    Highlighting the development institution’s growing focus on fulfilling the UN’s Paris climate accord, the World Bank has signed deals with Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo to fund a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by protecting forest resources as part of the bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility.

  • World Bank Climate Fund Pushes Billions Toward Environmental Agenda

    February 14, 2019

    Reviewing the 10-year history of the Climate Investment Funds, the World Bank touts the fund’s advancement of the global environmental agenda by pushing tens of billions of dollars in financing for “clean technology, energy access, climate resilience, and sustainable forestry” across 72 countries.

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