Banking on Climate Change 2020: Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card

March 18, 2020By OCI TeamReports, Stop Funding Fossils No Comments

A new report, Banking on Climate Change 2020, reveals that 35 private-sector banks across Canada, China, Europe, Japan, and the U.S. have financed fossil fuels with USD $2.7 trillion since the Paris Agreement was adopted (2016-2019), with financing on the rise each year.

The report finds that fossil fuel financing continues to be dominated by the big U.S. banks – JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citi, and Bank of America – together, these four banks account for a staggering 30% of all fossil fuel financing from the 35 major global banks since the Paris Agreement was adopted.

IEA scenarios may not stand the test of climate litigation: Dutch Supreme Court ruling (Shell should pay attention)

January 22, 2020By Hannah McKinnonBlog Post, Energy Transitions & Futures, Featured, News, Stop Funding Fossils

By Laurie van der Burg As the climate crisis wreaks havoc across the globe and we enter a decade that will make or break our ability to limit warming to 1.5°C, Big Oil continues to use the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) dangerous scenarios to justify major new investments in oil and gas, including in court. … Read More

EU’s lending arm wants more pipelines and the Paris Agreement – it can’t have both

June 18, 2019By Bronwen TuckerBlog Post, Fossil Gas, Stop Funding Fossils

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the world’s largest multilateral lender, bigger even than the World Bank. As a public bank, it’s tasked with providing finance in the EU public interest, and it has an outsized influence on the EU’s energy system because of the private investment it can “crowd in” and the sheer amount of money it has at its disposal.