A new report by Oil Change International and Earthworks examines the rapid growth in “certified gas” and exposes on-the-ground failures to detect oil & gas pollution by one of the largest certifiers of methane gas.
Banking on Climate Chaos 2023: Fossil Fuel Finance Report
This report, Banking on Climate Chaos 2023, analyzes fossil fuel financing and policies from the world’s 60 largest commercial and investment banks. We reveal that fossil fuel financing from the world’s 60 largest banks has reached nearly USD $5.5 trillion in the seven years since the adoption of the Paris Agreement, with $673 billion in 2022 alone.
New Report: Canadian Bank RBC the #1 Financier of Fossil Fuels, World’s Biggest Banks Continued to Pour Billions into Fossil Fuel Expansion
In the seven years since the Paris Agreement was adopted, the world’s 60 largest private banks financed fossil fuels with USD $5.5 trillion. The report lays bare the shocking fact that even as fossil fuel companies made $4 trillion in profits in 2022, banks still provided $673 billion in financing. Remarkably, this happened while oil majors like Exxon Mobil and Shell PLC asked for $0 financing from banks in 2022.
Over 100 Groups Urge Biden Administration to Stop Japan’s G7 Push for LNG Expansion
Over 100 groups sent a letter to Biden Administration officials ahead of this week’s G7 meeting of climate change and environmental ministers urging the United States to resist the Japanese push for increased public investments in LNG.
Japan’s G7 Presidency Threatens Progress to End Fossil Fuel Financing
As G7 Climate, Energy and Environment Ministers prepare to meet in Japan, two new briefings launched today show the extent to which G7 countries are succeeding and failing in holding up their climate and energy security commitments.
Briefing: G7 countries can shift billions into clean energy if they strengthen their commitment to end international fossil finance
The new briefing provides preliminary energy finance data for 2022 and shows that not only investments in new fossil fuel infrastructure are incompatible with meeting climate goals, but also that they are not needed for energy security and development goals.
Briefing: Japan’s Toxic Energy Strategy for Asia
This briefing explains how Japan’s “Green Transformation (GX)” policy is a greenwashing exercise designed to benefit corporate interests and prolong the use of fossil fuels when renewable energy solutions are reliable, available, cleaner, and cheaper.
Climate Expectations for World Bank Group Spring Meetings
“The World Bank cannot be effective on climate action until it stops adding fuel to the fire. We’ll be looking to shareholders and Bank leadership to make serious commitments to stop all forms of support for fossil fuels,” said O’Manique.
G20 public money enabled 82% of LNG export infrastructure expansion, breaking climate promises
Government-backed LNG projects are exposing the public to stranded asset risks and causing emissions nearly twice the annual emissions of Canada.
Briefing: G20 government finance enabled 82% of LNG export infrastructure expansion, breaking climate promises
This new briefing shows G20 government institutions were involved in financing 82% of new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export terminal capacity built from 2012-2022, providing at least USD 78 billion in loans, guarantees, and equity investments for new LNG export terminal capacity projects.