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  • World Bank Launches $300-Million Energy-Efficiency Initiative in India

    August 30, 2018

    Highlighting the World Bank’s embrace of the UN’s “sustainable development” and climate change agendas, the development institution has announced its support of a $300-million India Energy Efficiency Scale-Up Program to encourage “energy saving measures in residential and public sectors” with the aim of reducing the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.

  • World Bank Explains Strategy for Achieving SDGs

    August 15, 2018

    The World Bank Group recently published its second edition of a document explaining how it has retooled its global financing strategy to focus on achieving the “ambitious” and comprehensive set of social and environmental targets contained in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • OSCE, NGO Produce Global Guidance on Prisoner Rights

    August 15, 2018

    The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights has worked with the nongovernmental organization Penal Reform International to produce “comprehensive” global guidance on international “soft law” standards countries must observe in respecting prisoners’ human rights.

  • Paper Predicts China’s Rise in Global Governance of Finance

    August 15, 2018

    Hongying Wang of the Centre for International Governance Innovation writes that China is on track to become a leader in the global governance of the financial industry, particularly through larger roles in international financial standard-setting bodies.

  • US Supports “Restrictive” Immunity for International Organizations

    August 08, 2018

    The US government has submitted a brief to the US Supreme Court in a lawsuit against the World Bank’s private lending arm, alleging that the institution has funded rights abuses and environmental harm, that such international organizations should only be entitled to “restrictive” immunity and can be sued for injuries arising out of their commercial operations.

  • Expert: China Eyes Robust Role in Global Governance

    August 06, 2018

    Defense research analyst Timothy R. Heath of the RAND Corporation writes that Chinese officials attending the country’s recent Central Foreign Relations Work Conference made clear they are preparing to carve out a leading position for China in world affairs in response to what they view as a current “global governance deficit.”

  • Asian Bank Commits $80 Billion to “Climate Finance”

    August 06, 2018

    The Asian Development Bank has announced that it will fund climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts in the South Asia and Pacific region in the amount of $80 billion as part of a broader “Strategy 2030” initiative aiming to fulfill global social and environmental goals ranging from reducing inequalities to “fostering regional cooperation.”

  • OSCE Updates Database on National Compliance with Standards

    August 03, 2018

    The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights has launched an updated version of its database Legislationline.org with the aim of helping OSCE member states “in bringing their legislation into line with OSCE commitments and other international standards,” and permitting observers to scrutinize fidelity to such commitments.

  • World Bank Launches Energy Efficiency Drive in Brazil

    August 03, 2018

    The World Bank has launched a Financial Instruments for Brazil Energy Efficient Cities Project to attract private financing for Brazil’s transition to energy-efficient lighting and industry to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions and help it fulfill its commitments under the UN’s Paris climate agenda.

  • World Bank Highlights Support for Mexican Climate Adaptation

    August 03, 2018

    Demonstrating the development institution’s policies embedding the global agenda against climate change in its funding decisions, the World Bank has published an article touting its financial support in partnership with the Global Environment Facility of a five-year project establishing climate change adaptation mechanisms in Mexico.

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