The World Bank Group must once and for all end its support for all fossil fuels. This is our urgent demand as the World Bank finalizes a new five-year climate action plan. We are people’s organizations and movements from Asia working in communities impacted by coal, gas and oil projects funded directly and indirectly by the World Bank Group. These projects have decimated rainforests, destroyed biodiversity, displaced people, locked many countries in the South into dependency on the fossil fuel industry, and contributed heavily to the escalation of the climate crisis.
APMDD is a regional alliance of peoples’ movements, community organizations, coalitions, NGOs and networks. APMDD believes in social transformation that is all encompassing and interrelated: it is economic, political, cultural and environmental and has class, ethnicity/race and gender dimensions.