World Bank: protecting one's forests and mining them?Published by MAC on 2002-10-31
World Bank: protecting one's forests and mining them?
Claiming to be the world's biggest funder of protected forests and parks, the World Bank has announced a new forestry policy. Some critics claim this will simply encourage deforestation while failing to alleviate poverty. Meanwhile, in Indonesia, a Bank representative apparently threatens to cancel funding if the government permits mining in protected forests. But, a week later, another official denies any such threat.
Just another month in the life of the world's most confusing - if not contradictory - "development" agency...