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World Bank pushes carbon markets in agriculture and climate talks

| Sourced From Brettonwoodsproject |

In the lead up to Cancun climate negotiations, the Bank has used a conference on agriculture and climate as a platform to expand its agricultural activities and link them to its interests in carbon markets, despite new evidence of problems with investment in the sector.

The global conference on agriculture, food security and climate change, starting late October in the Hague, was co-sponsored by the Bank. The conference culminated in a non-binding summary by the Dutch chair with significant inputs from the Bank and came under fire from civil society groups over its claims to set out a

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