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See World Bank Group - http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/World_Bank_Group

See Why Climate Change Matters, World Bank Program - http://www.greenpolicy360.net/w/Why_Climate_Change_Matters-World_Bank_Program

List of World Bank Members


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Note: for many years the World Bank, IMF, UN economic development programs, and non-governmental economic/environmental aid organizations have encountered increasingly serious impacts to sustainable (quantifiable and qualifiable) development.

Our review of the World Bank and associated agencies/clients/policy focuses on these issues:

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World Bank Eco-Updates

On July 1, 2015, the Committee for Development Effectiveness (CODE) of the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors authorized a third phase of consultations on a revised (second) draft of the proposed Environmental and Social Framework and requested the preparation of an accompanying document to summarize those issues that will be addressed during the discussions. The text of the entire revised framework will be made publicly available as soon as the Board has provided guidance on the list of outstanding issues and the scope of consultations. At the request of Executive Directors, the third review phase will focus on implementing the framework in borrowing countries and on issues that require further attention... [1]

"Safeguards" policies and practices


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World Bank Pushes to Include Ecology in Accounting

By Andrew C. Revkin

October 28, 2010 / http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/28/world-bank-pushes-to-include-ecology-in-accounting/

This is certainly a novel, and hopeful, development. At the 10th conference of parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, in Nagoya, Japan, Robert B. Zoellick, the president of the World Bank, called for the planet’s biological patrimony, its “natural capital,” to be included on nations’ books when they do their accounting. Here’s a highlight:

The natural wealth of nations should be a capital asset valued in combination with its financial capital, manufactured capital and human capital…. National accounts need to reflect the vital carbon storage services that forests provide and the coastal protection values that come from coral reefs and mangroves.

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