Hi Jeanne,

One of the most powerful financial institutions, the World Bank, is getting a new President. This is an opportunity we cannot miss – here’s why:

The new President for the World Bank, Ajay Banga, was nominated by President Joe Biden and will be taking office in July once all the countries vote him in. 

This is a critical moment to ensure that the new President at the World Bank will invest in real, just climate solutions. Investing in climate solutions needs to be the first priority when Ajay Banga takes office, and this is where you come in.

Jeanne, we need to make sure Banga is leading the World Bank into the right direction. Will you sign our petition calling on Ajay Banga to reform the World Bank and fund the just transition?


In the past, the World Bank has funded mega projects that destroy nature and people’s homes1, and poured about $14.8 billion into fossil fuel projects and policies that cause the climate breakdown, since the landmark Paris Climate Agreement in 2015.2

But with the new President, this could all change. We need an internal champion in the World Bank, and the Bank’s President has the power to fund just climate solutions across the globe.

Before Banga takes office, he’s vulnerable to public pressure. This is why we have to make our demands as loud as possible now:

  • Stop funding fossil fuels and false solutions.
  • Direct funds to support the immediate global transition to justly sourced and justly implemented renewable energy.
  • Ensure access to clean, affordable energy for all.
  • Stop unfair predatory lending practices that further oppression and deepen inequality.

The World Bank has enough money and power to help lift people up from poverty, and fight the climate crisis by supporting the urgent just transition to renewable energy – but only if Banga takes our demands seriously and reforms the institution.

Jeanne, please sign your name under these urgent demands.


This is only the first step in our new campaign to get the World Bank to play the role of a champion of climate solutions across the world. Take action today to make this first push a success!

Thank you so much for being part of this fight,

Deborah Wong for 350.org


1 – Climate Home News

2 – The Big Shift Global


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