A loophole in the World Bank's policy protecting indigenous communities could allow governments around the world to displace locals in the path of agricultural development without restoring their livelihoods.
Since 2007, over $59 billion of public financing has supported coal projects through funding from development banks and international financial institutions in key countries.
In unveiling the U.S. National Climate Action Plan, President Obama signaled two important things that will help international efforts to address climate change -- he signaled that the U.S will act at home to reduce its pollution and it will take steps to help secure strong international action.
Most of the large brand name relief groups derive 20-75% of all their funds from US government agencies but non-governmental Operation USA is not beholden to political winds.