Climate activists are calling for the resignation of World Bank President David Malpass after he failed to state that he accepts the scientific consensus on climate change.
Malpass refused several times to answer the question of whether he believed in man-made climate change, raising doubts about the bank’s lack of commitment to stop funding fossil fuels and to instead engage in measures to limit climate change — or to support countries dealing with loss and damages.
Journalist David Gelles asked Malpass to respond to an allegation by former US vice president Al Gore, claiming that he was a climate denier. To which Malpass responded that some critics might be unaware of “what the World Bank is doing.”
He went on to state that the World Bank’s climate funding was “by far the…