Friday 23 September 2022 10:29 PM White House 'disagrees' with World Bank president who dodged climate question trends now
The White House press secretary made the comment at her daily press briefing, following a report that members of the Biden Administration are considering a move to try to force out the Trump-nominated official – a report she declined to explicitly confirm or deny.
She also declined to say President Joe Biden has confidence in Malpass, and even pointed to the challenges of removing him.
'We disagree with the comments made by President Malpass. We expect the World Bank to be a global leader on climate emission,' she said.
She said the Treasury Department, which oversees US interactions with global lending institutions, 'has and will continue to make that expectation clear to the World Bank leadership.'
'We disagree with the comments made by President Malpass,' White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre in reference to comments by the World Bank president who dodged a question on whether human-caused carbon emissions were behind climate change
When a questioner noted she stopped short of saying Biden had confidence in him, Jean-Pierre replied: 'Removing you requires a majority of shareholders. So that's something to keep in mind. The US believes the world must be a full partner in delivering on the aggressive global climate agenda, poverty reduction and sustainable development ... But again, removal would require majority of stakeholders. It is a partnership.'
She was referring to the Bank's board of executive directors, which has the power of removal.
Malpass has been under fire since the