BBC News - Davos 2013: World Bank head says don't shun poor coal-using nations
Mr Kim, an avid advocate against global warming, said the bank's and the world's top priorities needed to be energy pricing, ending fuel subsidies and making low-carbon cities.
"I feel like I have to tackle this issue as a matter of conscience. [Climate change] is real," he said.
"We have to keep up a steady drumbeat in between the extreme weather events. I think our role at the bank is to continue to inform the [public of the] impact [of climate change].
"The extreme weather events are going to have a powerful impact on people's understanding of climate change."