On 23-25 February 2010, the World Resources Institute International Financial Flows and Environment project hosted a civil society climate finance strategy session at the Airlie Conference Center in Warrenton, Virginia.
The World Bank and other Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) are revising their environmental strategies for development planning.
Here is a summary of a civil society consultation WRI had with the World Bank Group’s (WBG) Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), on the IEG’s review of the effectiveness of the WBG environmental and social safeguards.
Multilateral development bank (MDB) development services can benefit from incorporating a more systematic approach to managing ecosystems in their strategic priority setting, analytical advisory servi
How Multilateral Development Banks Can Strengthen Development by Using Ecosystem Services
This report identifies entry points for mainstreaming ecosystem services in Multilateral Development Banks' (MDBs’) core operations and describes a portfolio of tools to help. It also presents a range of policy options that MDBs can help country partners implement to sustain critical...
Athena Ballesteros explains how international climate finance could make or break a deal in Copenhagen.
From September to November 2009, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) is conducting an initial scoping of issues to improve in its updated sustainability policies.
This review is based on the Clean Technology Fund Investment Plans that have been publicly disclosed on the Climate Investment Fund website as of 25 October 2009.
WRI submitted comments to the US Treasury on key issues the World Bank must address during its World Bank Energy Strategy review.
Although there has been some improvement in the past few years, it is difficult to identify a trend towards systematic incorporation of climate change issues into MDBs’ activities.