STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

World Bank to continue alternative energy financing efforts despite Trump's climate change stance

The science of climate change didn't change with any particular election, Jim Yong Kim said.

Published: 20th April 2017 07:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th April 2017 07:28 PM   |  A+A-

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim (File Photo | Reuters)

By Reuters

WASHINGTON: World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said on Thursday that the multilateral lender does not plan to change its stance on financing alternative energy projects and mitigating the effects of climate change.

Asked about the Trump administration's skepticism about climate change at a news conference, Kim said the World Bank would continue to work with governments and the private sector to boost financing for alternative energy, especially in China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Pakistan and Vietnam.

"The science of climate change didn't change with any particular election, and I don't see that it will," Kim said. "We have to be an evidence-based organization."



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp