The Paris climate goals demand a rapid, just transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. We’re pushing governments to lead the way by adopting policies to end oil and gas production.
OVERVIEW OF WORK
In order to achieve climate goals, governments and other decision makers must support a just and equitable move away from fossil fuels. We are pushing for precedent-setting leadership from governments to put policies in place to manage the decline of oil and gas and ensure a just transition for fossil-fuel dependent workers and communities.
Building from a growing group of first mover governments, we are pressuring for increasing numbers of national and regional governments to end new licenses and permits for oil and gas production, and to develop plans to wind down their existing production over time.
LATEST PROGRAM POSTS
The IEA's latest methane data exposes the failure of industry-led voluntary initiatives to reduce methane emissions.
On January 18th, the Police murdered a twenty-six-year-old activist known as “Tortuguita,” who was campaigning against the controversial COP City near the city of Atlanta. In response to Tortuguita's murder and the approval of Cop City’s final permit, Atlanta organizers are calling for a distributed week of action until February 26 and a large-scale mobilization in Atlanta from March 4-11.
For years communities and railroad unions on the frontline of America’s creaking railroad network have warned of a “ticking time bomb” on the railways.
"Despite Malpass's departure, the World Bank Group still funds more fossil fuels than any other multilateral development bank. Ending this support must be top priority ahead of the Bank's Spring Meetings," said Tucker.
LATEST PROGRAM RESEARCH
Promise Breakers: Assessing the impact of compliance with the Glasgow Statement commitment to end international public finance for fossil fuels
New research shows stop funding fossils commitment forged at the 2021 UN climate summit is already shifting an estimated USD 5.7 billion per year out of fossil fuels and into clean energy. If all signatories fulfill their commitments, then a further 13.7 billion per year will be shifted out of fossil fuels and into clean energy.
Civil Society Joint Position: Oil and Gas Restrictions under the OECD Arrangement on Officially Supported Export Credits
This joint position launched by 175 civil society organisations from 45 countries calls on world leaders to end OECD export finance for oil and gas, and explains how it can be done.
Italian government considering support for international fossil fuel projects that would emit 3.5 times Italy’s annual emissions, despite major climate promise
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.