Leaked emails show World Bank could ease loans at expense of environment

Blue and Green: Leaked emails by the World Bank, seen by the Observer, show how loans could become more readily available, potentially leading to lower environmental and social standards. The emails show how regulations for loans could be relaxed with more than $50 billion (£29bn) available every year for power, mining, transport and farming projects. The World Bank was established in 1944 and provides loans and grants to developing countries to help end extreme poverty and promote growth. In 2012 the World......

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