SustainUS Delegation to the 2019 World Bank Annual Meetings

A delegation of 10 young people (ages 18-28) from Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia will attend the World Bank Annual Meetings from October 13th – 19th in Washington, D.C. to advocate for climate justice and stand in solidarity with frontline communities in World Bank client countries.  The World Bank’s post-2020 climate plan released in December exposed major gaps and contradictions in the Bank’s commitment to stopping the climate crisis. The Bank has failed to fully divest from fossil fuels or set a portfolio emissions target that aligns with the 1.5°C warming limit set by the Paris Climate Agreement. In its policies, investments, and leadership appointments the Bank has time and again prioritized the interests of the polluting elite.

Meet the Team