"World Bank President, Dogged by Climate Questions, Will Step Down Early"

"David Malpass, under fire for months by critics who accused him of climate denialism, said he would resign in June, a year before his term ends."

"David Malpass, the embattled president of the World Bank, said on Wednesday that he would step down by June, roughly a year before his term expires.

Mr. Malpass, who was nominated in 2019 for a five-year term by President Donald J. Trump, has overseen an organization that lends billions of dollars each year to poor countries grappling with health crises, hunger, conflict and a warming planet.

But last September he came under fire for his own views on climate change. When asked if he accepted the overwhelming scientific consensus that the burning of fossil fuels was causing global temperatures to rise, he demurred. “I’m not a scientist,” he said."

David Gelles reports for the New York Times February 15, 2023.

Source: NYTimes, 02/16/2023