Martin Khor of the Third World Network tells us that the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s 11th session ended
in a rather good spirit with some useful results for developing countries.
The Guardian reported last week that Ron Oxburgh, chairman of Shell, is “really very worried for the planet”.
In an interview in today’s Guardian Life section, Ron Oxburgh, chairman
of Shell, says we urgently need to capture emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, which scientists think contribute to global warming, and store them underground – a technique called carbon sequestration.
Blogging likely to be intermittent over the next couple of weeks. Many deadlines and a bunch of travel…
Every time I’m surprised by the World Bank, it’s not because it’s an awful organization that’s discovered a new way to do much more harm than good. This is, of course, normal for the Bank, and one oughtn’t to be surprised by this. No, what always catches my breath is the chutzpah along the way. Today, the comrades over at the International Rivers Network have caught the World Bank at it again. It’s the usual story of environmental standards more honoured in the breach than in the observance. Except this time it’s slightly different.