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- With less than one week before Paris climate talks, known officially as the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21), the campaign group Corporate Accountability International has released a report exposing the “filthy” track record of some of the corporations sponsoring the talks.
- This year, G20 leaders reiterated their same tired commitment to end fossil fuel subsidies, for the seventh time in a row. It’s starting to ring hollow.
- Oil Change International and Overseas Development Institute released a new report today, ‘Empty Promises: G20 subsidies to oil, gas and coal production,' documenting government support from G20 countries to the fossil fuel industry.
- Empty promises: G20 subsidies to oil, gas and coal production November 2015 Oil Change International and Overseas Development Institute DOWNLOAD EXECUTIVE SUMMARY DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT COUNTRY STUDIES: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China , France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States Empty promises: Appendix 2 data...
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- Hidden Costs: Pollution from Coal Power Financed by OECD Countries November 2015 Oil Change International and WWF DOWNLOAD REPORT OECD countries support coal-fired power plants abroad by providing preferential financing through institutions called Export Credit Agencies (ECAs). These coal-fired power plants have significant costs, in the form damages to the health of local populations from air...
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- Next week, on November 14th, we’re raising some noise. We are demanding our leaders live up to their commitments. We’re demanding they square their climate rhetoric with action. We’re telling them to Stop Funding Fossils.
- There must be a certain pleasure if you are a climate activist in blockading a coal mine which is on the land of one of the country’s leading climate sceptics.
Oil Change International Statement on China’s Announcement to Limit Investment in Polluting ProjectsIn moving towards an end to government funding for the fossil fuel industry, President Obama and President Xi are demonstrating real, substantive progress towards the 2009 G20 Leader’s Pledge of phasing out fossil fuel subsidies.
- Today – just a few months before landmark climate change negotiation in Paris – a little-known working group within the OECD met to discuss a big issue: should rich countries continue to push dirty coal technologies overseas, or should they finally set some limits on financing climate destruction? The question is an important one, as a...
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- G20 leaders first pledged to end fossil fuel subsidies back in 2009. Almost six years later, and despite reiterating that vow each and every year, they have precious little to show for it.
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