Because they chose to accept David Malpass, Donald Trump’s pick for the next World Bank president, the World Bank Group’s Board of Directors are responsible for moving aggressively him in if he attempts to drag the Bank backward on climate change. The Board must not let Malpass do the bidding of the oil and gas industry.
While Malpass has promised to maintain the World Bank’s existing commitments on climate change, governments should be extremely wary, said Alex Doukas, of Oil Change International.
Earlier today in the Hague, the oil giant Shell received an historic court summons demanding it to reduce its carbon emissions in line with internationally recognized climate goals. The lawsuit is known as #ThePeoplevsShell.