World Bank may use PPP for “dirty energy,” debt watchdog warns

MANILA, Philippines – World Bank should inhibit from managing whatever global funds the 16th Conference of Parties (COP16) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will create, the Freedom from Debt Coalition said.

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MANILA, Philippines – Around 150 climate justice activists trooped to Mendiola today, urging Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III to “stand up for developing countries,” especially those that are adversely affected by the impacts of climate change, and to hold the governments of United States and other developed countries (Annex 1 countries) accountable for their historical and current responsibility to the climate crisis.

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MANILA, Philippines – The recent move of developed countries especially the United States to include World Bank as the trustee of the New Global Climate Fund within the negotiation text of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is simply unacceptable, according to a debt watchdog.

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We commend DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson for exposing Japanese government-funded P3.5 billion loans that formed part of "midnight deals" entered into by the Arroyo administration. The move will be huge step toward the struggle against corruption and illegitimate transactions that tainted the Philippine government for the past decades.

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MANILA, Philippines – A day before the world celebrates the Mother Earth Day, around 500 members and friends of newly-formed coalition working on climate justice gathered in a people’s forum Wednesday at the Riverbanks Center in Marikina. They called on the Philippine government to heed the urgent demands of affected communities in pursuing a more equitable and sustainable development path, and to put peoples’ interests at the center of the global talks to address Climate Change

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