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World Bank Chief Calls for G8 Help to Feed World's Hungry

World Bank Chief Calls for G8 Help to Feed World's Hungry

WASHINGTON, DC, July 3, 2008 (ENS) – When the Group of Eight, G8, leaders of the world’s wealthiest countries open their annual meeting Monday in Japan, the twin issues of food and fuel costs will be front and center on the agenda. On Wednesday, World Bank Group President Robert Zoellick called on the G8 leaders…

World Bank Fund Will Pay to Leave Forests Standing

World Bank Fund Will Pay to Leave Forests Standing

NUSA DUA, Bali, Indonesia, December 11, 2007 (ENS) – A new multi-million dollar fund to compensate developing countries for the value of their living forests was launched today by the World Bank at the United Nations climate conference in Bali. The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility was developed because forests are more important left standing than…