Cross-posted from 350.org:
After a string of bad news about fossil fuel companies shirking responsibility and our politicians following suit, it’s hard to believe that it’s happened again. Today, over the objections of tens of thousands of community members and over 190+ civil society groups, the World Bank board of directors voted to approve a $3.75 billion loan to South African national utility Eskom for a massive 4800 MW coal-fired power plant. it’s the largest loan of the kind made in history, and it didn’t come without a fight.
Yesterday, dozens of activists in Washington DC joined with tens of thousands of concerned people around the world calling on the World Bank to reject the dirty loan, and to prevent catastrophic climate change while dealing ensuring decent lives for the poor of South Africa. Here’s a video from the event: