NGO wants World Bank to withdraw environment policy
Source: Business Standard, Date: October , 2014
Bangalore-based NGO Environment Support Group (ESG) has
urged World Bank (WB) to withdraw its environment and social safeguards policy
as it is aimed at promoting only the corporate interests. On July
30 this year, the WB had put out a draft environmental and social
framework, subtitling it as “Setting standards for sustainable development”.
This document has been widely reviewed, including in a meeting held at Bangkok
involving representatives of various civil society organisations, people’s
movements, independent research organisations, environmental and social just.