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Foreclosing the Future: The World Bank and the Politics of Environmental Destruction

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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has vowed that his institution will fight poverty and climate change, a claim that World Bank presidents have made for two decades. But if worldwide protests and reams of damning internal reports are any indication, too often it does just the opposite. By funding development projects and programs that warm the planet and destroy critical ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 30th 2013 by Island Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Aug 17, 2016 David Hurley rated it it was amazing
An exceptional book. Incredible in-depth research developes a strong case in critiqueing the integrity of the World Bank's committment to environmentalism. As the imperitive for a massive shift in our global community's attention t0 the importance of an increased emphasis on environmental principles becomes evermore acute, this case needs to be understood and taken seriously by our world's financial leaders. Despite it's rhetoric, Rich clearly demonstrates innumerable ways the World Bank has ...more
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