jim yong kim

In conclusion, Jim Kim's embrace of mega-dams has resulted in thousands of people displaced and millions of dollars wasted
The year 2015 was a pivotal time when humanity turned more decisively toward building a thriving and sustainable world.
At a time when the World Bank is poised to increase its investment in fragile and conflict states, and return to its bad old ways of lending to mega-projects like big dams and infrastructure, strong safeguards to ensure the poorest and most vulnerable don't pay the price are more important than ever.
WASHINGTON -- In just six weeks, world leaders will meet in Paris to negotiate a new global climate change agreement. To date, some 150 countries have submitted plans detailing how they will move their economies along a more resilient low-carbon trajectory. These plans represent the first generation of investments to be made in order to build a competitive future without the dangerous levels of carbon dioxide emissions that are now driving global warming.
It will be "extraordinarily difficult," but possible if countries invest in their people.
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New safeguard proposal would "vastly weaken" protections, they say.
The public is right: The world is not prepared for the next epidemic. We're no better equipped to respond quickly to an outbreak than we were a year ago. But we can be - and at a fraction of what it would cost if we don't act urgently.