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How have the World Bank, IFC, IMF, and other Multilateral Organizations Responded to the Paris Climate Change Agreement?

September 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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The Social and Environment, Energy, Economics, and  Agriculture and Rural Development and Energy Thematic Groups will co-sponsor a presentation by former Bank colleagues Charles Feinstein and Marjory-Anne Bromhead, co-team leaders, for a study contracted by MOPAN (Multilateral Organization Performance Assessment Network) located at OECD in Paris on how key Multilateral Organizations (MOs) have responded to the Paris Climate Agreement since it was signed in December 2015. The MOs covered in the study, whose first volume was published online by MOPAN in July 2021, were the IMF, World Bank, IFC, the African, Asian, and Inter-American Development Banks, the European Investment Bank, IFAD, UNDP, UNEP, and the Green Climate and Global Environment Funds, GCF and GEF. Mini-case studies focusing on MO climate-related assistance were also conducted for Brazil, Ethiopia, Jamaica, India, and Indonesia. The underlying aim of the study was to help inform MOPAN’s 19 country members with respect to recent pertinent MO strategies and interventions as input for their preparations for the upcoming UNFCCC COP 26 in Glasgow in November. The title of the publication, which is available on MOPAN’s website, is “Lessons in Multilateral Effectiveness: Pulling Together the Multilateral Response to Climate Change.


  • Chas Feinstein, who joined in 1986, ended his Bank career as Director of the Energy and Extractives Global Practice in 2014-2016 and, prior to that, served as Energy and Water Manager for East Asia and the Pacific from 2012-2024 and Sustainable Development Leader for the same Department from 2008-2012, in addition to earlier senior positions in ECA, LAC, and the Energy and Water and Environment Departments.
  • Marjory-Anne Bromhead joined the Bank in 1980 and held Sector Manager positions for Environment and Natural Resources in the ECA and Africa Regions from 1999 to 2009 and as Natural Resources Advisor in 2009-2010. She had previously held senior positions as a Natural Resources Economist in the ECA, MENA, and North Africa and Central Asia Regions and spent a year as a visiting economist with OECD-DAC focusing on reviews of non-project assistance in 1989-90.

Discussant: Kevin Cleaver, chair of ARD TG

Moderator: John Redwood, participated in the MOPAN Climate Change Study

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September 14, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm




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