Schultz Environment Blog

Environment in a broad sense,transports and energy issues. From my local point of view with a global touch!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

More builders of red tape?
The European Commission has not been able to protect the environment or the natural resources in the project, they have supported in the developing countries. It is the European Court of Auditors that recently published a rather critical report concerning the environmental aspects of the commission’s development cooperation.
Another institution, that for a long time has been criticised, is the World Bank. They do not pay enough attention to the environmental aspects in their funding of projects in the developing countries.

Yesterday I wrote about politicians enforcing new legislation but not caring so much about the possible effects of these laws. I mean, whether the new law effectively promotes a better environment and sustainable development. It’s about the same with the institutions, like the World Bank and the Commission. One starts to wonder if they are only performing a sort of “the lips’ confession”. Do they really bother at all how the environment develops?


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