Economics for the Earth Blog

World Bank, coal, India and Einstein

Jul. 26, 2012 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein / Categories: Blog, Economics for the Earth

World Bank Group loans for coal. Subsidizes multinational industry on backs of the poor. Devastates local livelihoods. Degrades air, land and water. Sound familiar? You could be forgiven if you thought we were talking about the Medupi coal-fired...

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World Bank Day of Action

Feb. 28, 2011 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein / Categories: Blog, Economics for the Earth

At a World Bank Day of Action protest in Paris, Friends of the Earth France demands, "Free us from fossil fuels!" More pictures here. The climate crisis, driven overwhelmingly by fossil fuels, poses an incredibly serious threat to poor countries....

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