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Over 50 organizations urge World Bank to prioritise human rights & environmental impacts in "climate-smart" mining

Over 50 organizations from around the world urged the World Bank to prioritize recycling, efficiency, circular economy, public transit, and other non-mining solutions in its "Climate-Smart" agenda. Citing multiple environmental and human rights impacts of current mining practices, the organizations argue the World Bank is putting mining company agendas and interests before protections to safeguard and benefit workers, communities and the environment. The letter concludes by noting that "[a]s a public financial institution, the World Bank has the responsibility to provide oversight to mining operations and impetus for improvements in mining practices."

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