David Malpass has refused to answer whether climate change is caused by humans.
Why it matters
Malpass' comments have drawn criticism from climate advocates and the White House, who have called for his resignation. The World Bank is a major global development bank and its president's views on climate change are significant.
What the papers say
Most sources report on Malpass' refusal to answer questions about climate change, with some noting the criticism he has faced as a result. Some sources also mention the World Bank's plans to replace its 'Doing Business' rankings, which were cancelled in 2021 after data irregularities were found.
How we got here
Malpass was appointed as World Bank President in 2019 by Donald Trump. The World Bank is working on a new approach to replace its 'Doing Business' rankings, which were cancelled in 2021 after data irregularities were found.
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