Biden officials have considered trying to oust World Bank President David Malpass, who took office during the Trump administration, because they believe he’s weak on climate, according to people familiar with the matter.
Why it matters: Administration officials are deeply concerned by Malpass’ failure to answer this week when asked if climate change was caused by humans. His response provides ammunition to officials who want Biden to spend some political capital to attempt to remove him.
Some Biden officials have gone as far as gaming out potential replacements — including [Al] Gore and former Secretary of State John Kerry, who is now Biden’s climate envoy. Biden’s thinking isn’t known.