This new briefing exposes the Norwegian company’s fossil-fueled energy strategy as grossly misaligned with global efforts to stem the climate crisis. The analysis details how the company lacks credible climate pledges and continues to prioritize oil and gas investments and fossil fuel extraction expansion.
A diverse collective of climate activists and groups, including youth-led groups, are coming together this Saturday to hold a rally and march to the White House to call for immediate, radical change and an end to the era of fossil fuels.
Our new report shows that certified gas programs are likely highly unreliable and ineffective, resulting in increased threats to health and climate from the oil and gas industry.
Today, ahead of the G7 Climate, Energy and Environment Ministerial meeting this weekend in Japan, the International Energy Agency (IEA)released analyses to inform the G7 energy agenda, including on the outlook for fossil gas.
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.
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 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.
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.
“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.
Government-backed LNG projects are exposing the public to stranded asset risks and causing emissions nearly twice the annual emissions of Canada.