The World Bank manages and invests huge amounts of public money in development projects. We need them to get all their money out of dirty fossil fuels and into affordable renewable energy to reach and benefit even the most vulnerable and remote communities.
This would have a huge financial impact and set a gold standard that other public and private banks would then aspire to.
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The Big Shift Global's vision is for all people to have access to clean and affordable renewable energy. We want a world without illnesses from pollution or fear of climate change from carbon emissions.
More than a billion people in the world still don’t even have electricity, let alone clean energy, so there's a long way to go, and we need your help.
The World Bank agrees that climate change is affecting the poorest people on the planet. Its goal is to end extreme poverty globally within a generation. However, it still supports a lot of projects that contribute to climate change.
The World Bank needs to put its money where its mouth is.
We are calling for much greater transparency about the impact of their investments in energy on the lives of ordinary women, men and children.
Email the President of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, and ask him to stop funding dirty energy once and for all. By selecting your country of residence below, your email will also be sent to your regional World Bank Executive Director to double your impact.
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