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Orders to play down 'climate change' came from Wolfowitz' office. US NGO, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) has acquired an internal World Bank document that summarizes a February 2006 meeting of World Bank officials regarding climate change and clean energy. The document indicates that orders to tone down references to "climate change" in an environmental strategy paper originated in the office of Bank president Paul Wolfowitz.

This development comes on the heels of news reports identifying Juan José Daboub, Wolfowitz-appointee and Bank Managing Director, as the Bank official who tried to "water down references to climate change." Daboub was also
exposed by GAP earlier this month as the Bank Managing Director
responsible for removing references to "family planning" in both a
Madagascar-assistance strategy paper and a new health strategy draft

The summary specifies Wolfowitz' office's involvement after the meeting. The final paragraph of the summary reads:

Feedback from the President's office subsequent to the meeting asked the team to refocus the paper shifting from a climate lens mainly to a clean energy lens.

You can view the summary here:

"This revision is yet another example of Mr. Wolfowitz' attempt to align Bank policy with the ideological positions of the Bush administration," said GAP's Bea Edwards.

Jeff Powell ~ April 28, 2007

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