Tell the World Bank to make the Big Shift
In its response to the Covid-19 epidemic, the World Bank must consider the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable communities both now and in the future. People lacking access to modern energy are amongst the most vulnerable to Covid-19, whilst climate change remains an existential threat to people all over the world and continues to have negative impacts. It is vital that, in addition to immediate unconditional support to people and health services, the Bank's response to Covid-19 includes actions to tackle climate change and improve energy access in the long term.
The World Bank's response now will have impacts on people's lives for many years to come. Any recovery package must not include investment in fossil fuels that contribute to climate change and instead invest in sustainable renewable energy accessible by all.
Join us in calling on the World Bank to commit to financing a sustainable, low-carbon future that reduces vulnerability to climate change and provides clean energy for the world's most vulnerable people.
Email your national Executive Director at the World Bank and ask them to phase out all support for fossil fuels and scaling up support for clean energy access across their lending.
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