In response to the report,
"The reality is that policies to reduce dangerous greenhouse gas pollution can build prosperity, create jobs, boost GDP and save lives. The real question is not whether governments should act to combat climate change but how fast can they put in place policies to realize these important benefits. In many instances, developing countries will still require support from developed countries in order to fully realize these additional benefits.
"We congratulate President Kim for showing leadership on climate issues and challenge the Bank to practice what it preaches in the projects it promotes. The only way for the Bank to achieve its twin goals of eradicating extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity is to ensure its own projects contribute to efforts to address climate change."
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