New Report Reveals Global Banks Funneled $3.8 Trillion into Fossil Fuels Since Paris Agreement

March 24, 2021By OCI TeamFeatured, Press Releases No Comments

A new report released today by Oil Change International, Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Indigenous Environmental Network, Reclaim Finance, and Sierra Club, and endorsed by over 300 organizations around the world, reveals that 60 global banks have provided USD $3.8 trillion to fossil fuel companies in the five years since the adoption of the Paris Agreement (2016-2020).

Biden’s climate diplomacy mustn’t turn a blind eye to Big Oil’s “dirty footprints” in Africa

March 15, 2021By Chairman OkoloiseBlog Post, Deep Dive, Featured

When President Joe Biden signed his first set of Executive Orders on Climate Change and cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline project soon after his inauguration, he sent a very clear message to the global fossil fuel industry: it’s no longer going to be business-as-usual with fighting the existential threat that climate change poses to humanity.

UK announces end to overseas fossil fuel finance, now other governments must follow suit

December 12, 2020By OCI TeamFeatured, Press Releases

The United Kingdom’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, will commit to end the UK’s overseas fossil fuel financing “as soon as possible” at the Climate Ambition Summit. The phase-out of oil, gas, and coal financing applies to aid funding, trade promotion and export finance provided by UK Export Finance (UKEF), the institution that has come under scrutiny for its USD 1 billion investment in a controversial LNG project in Mozambique and for considering to finance the equally controversial East African Oil Pipeline.

Finance in Common Summits misses opportunity to end fossil fuel finance, but there is a way forward, say CSOs

November 12, 2020By LaurieFeatured, News, Press Releases

Today development banks signed a joint declaration at the first global summit of development banks, Finance in Common. Before the summit, the UN Secretary General, youth climate activists, and over 300 civil society organisations all urged development banks to act to end fossil fuel investments. However, the joint declaration only includes a vague commitment to “consider” ways to reduce fossil fuel investments.