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Using Multilateral Development Banks to Achieve Paris Climate Goals

September 2021

Citation: 51 ELR 10762

Issue: 9

Author: Theresa Trillo

Despite the fact that multilateral development banks (MDBs) have been criticized for their unsustainable practices and projects, they can play a key role in tackling climate change. In order to be successful in shaping climate-friendly policies and practices, MDBs must align with the goals of the Paris Agreement. The United States can influence MDBs to align with the Agreement, and the Biden Administration has already taken strides to do so. This Article explores ways in which the Administration can further influence and assist the MDBs in reaching climate goals.

Theresa Trillo is a recent graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School, with certificates in Animal Law and Environmental and Natural Resources Law. She currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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