Civil Society and Entrepreneurs Call on World Bank to Clean Up Energy Lending
Over 55 development, faith, human rights, community, and environmental groups from more than 20 countries teamed up to ask World Bank President Jim Kim to end Bank support for all fossil fuel projects unless the projects are solely focused on directly increasing energy access for the poor.
New Report Shows True Cost of Inequality in Maryland
Report uses Genuine Progress Indicator, finds that a more equitable level of income could generate $65 billion in benefits for Maryland
New Report Exposes Extreme Disparity in the Social Security Debate
Compared with ordinary Americans, CEOs pushing cuts have little to lose. CEO-backed cuts would reduce retirement benefits for a typical home care worker by almost 16 percent.
Open Letter to Board Members of Green Climate Fund: "Don't Shut Us Out!"
73 civil society organizations urge members of the Green Climate Fund board to pass rules promoting public participation, transparency and accountability.
Expert Available: Janet Redman, expert on the Green Climate Fund, governing instrument to finance climate adaptation
"If this fund is about maximizing private sector investment versus meeting the needs of people in developing countries around climate change, then we’re risking not actually addressing the climate crisis," said Redman. "What we’re doing then is making money for the private sector, and that’s not the point of the Green Climate Fund."
Human Rights Leaders Around the World Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Uphold Voting Rights
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 21 others sign open letter to the justices