The Climate Briefing: The reform of the World Bank and climate finance

As COP28 approaches, Ed Mountfield, Vice President of the World Bank discussed the ongoing reform initiatives.

Audio Published 10 November 2023 Updated 28 November 2023 22 minute listen

Antony Froggatt

Former Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director, Environment and Society Centre

Ed Mountfield

Vice President, Operations Policy and Country Services, The World Bank

In this episode, Antony Froggatt is joined in the studio by Ed Mountfield, Vice President of the World Bank in charge of Operational Policy and Country Service to talk about climate finance.

Finance remains one of the most important and contentious issues in the international climate change negotiations. As COP28 approaches, Antony discusses with Ed the World Bank’s ongoing reform initiatives and delves into the degree to which climate change is given priority within these reforms.

They explore the implications of this prioritization for other development objectives.

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