Italian government considering support for international fossil fuel projects that would emit 3.5 times Italy’s annual emissions, despite major climate promise

November 30, 2022By Adam McGibbonBlog Post, Briefings, Featured, Press Releases No Comments

New Briefing: Despite pledging to stop international financing for fossil fuel projects by the end of 2022, the Italian Government is continuing to actively consider financing for major international fossil fuel projects that could emit greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to at least 3.5 times Italy’s annual emissions.

Investing in Disaster: Recent and Anticipated Final Investment Decisions for New Oil And Gas Production Beyond the 1.5°C Limit

November 16, 2022By OCI TeamBriefings, Featured No Comments

The briefing reveals that new oil and gas production approved to date in 2022 and at risk of approval over the next three years could cumulatively lock in 70 billion tonnes (Gt) of new carbon pollution. This is equivalent to almost two years’ worth of global carbon emissions from energy at current levels, 17 percent of the world’s remaining 1.5°C carbon budget, or the lifecycle emissions of 468 coal power plants.

Japan’s Dirty Secret: World’s top fossil fuel financier is fueling climate chaos and undermining energy security

November 8, 2022By OCI TeamBriefings, Featured No Comments

This briefing, “Japan’s Dirty Secret: World’s top fossil fuel financier is fueling climate chaos and undermining energy security,” reveals that Japan is the world’s largest public financier of fossil fuel projects, providing 10.6 billion USD per year between 2019 and 2021. Japan has been leading the drive to expand gas consumption in Asia and is the world’s leading financier of gas infrastructure globally, spending USD 6.7 billion on gas projects on average each year between 2019 and 2021.

At a Crossroads: Assessing G20 and MDB international energy finance ahead of stop funding fossils pledge deadline

November 1, 2022By OCI TeamBriefings, Featured 3 Comments

This report looks at G20 country and MDB traceable international public finance for fossil fuels from 2019-2021 and finds they are still backing at least USD 55 billion per year in oil, gas, and coal projects. This is a 35% drop compared to previous years (2016-2018), but still, almost twice the support provided for clean energy, which averaged only $29 billion per year.

Leaders & Laggards: Tracking implementation of the COP26 commitment to end international public finance for fossil fuels by the end of 2022

October 7, 2022By OCI TeamBriefings, Stop Funding Fossils

With just a month left until COP27 and campaigners around the world take action to urge their leaders to keep their #StopFundingFossils promise, this briefing shows that while a number of signatories are on track or getting on track to put an end to their financing for fossil fuel projects abroad by the end of this year, others are dragging their feet. 

From Creation to Delivery: How the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance and its members can catalyze climate action in an era of energy upheaval and escalating climate impacts

September 21, 2022By nicoleBriefings, Global Policy 1 Comment

This paper outlines priorities for the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA) and its members that were identified by civil society groups to turn what has remained a largely aspirational diplomatic initiative into a force for increased climate action in line with equity, justice, and science.