World Rainforest Movement

International Financial Institutions

International Financial Institutions like the World Bank, as well as regional Banks and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), are a fundamental part of and involved in the web of actors and policies responsible for promoting processes leading to deforestation and forest degradation, including the promotion of industrial tree plantations.


  • World Bank: No more funding for oil palm plantations!

    Posted on May 20, 2010

    On May 18th 2010, a letter to the World Bank representatives has been sent on behalf of more than 80 organizations from more than 34 countries urging the World Bank to stop funding oil palm plantations. In response to the growing criticism...

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