“Any credible analysis of alternatives and alignment with the Paris Agreement would prevent new fossil fuel projects from being financed,” said Tucker.
Oil Change International response to Biden Administration announcements on international finance
“Today’s announcement by President Biden on international fossil finance is welcome but the lack of firm commitments falls short. We urge the Biden administration to add a clear commitment to an immediate phase-out, with no loopholes for gas or any other continued fossil support.”
Multilateral Development Banks have financed at least $3 billion in fossil fuels during COVID-19 recovery
Today sees the release of the data on project financing from the nine major Multilateral Development Banks on the Energy Policy Tracker and a new Big Shift Global briefing, showing that, since the beginning of the pandemic, the Banks provided at least $12 billion to clean energy and $3 billion for fossil fuels.
Finance in Common Summits misses opportunity to end fossil fuel finance, but there is a way forward, say CSOs
Today development banks signed a joint declaration at the first global summit of development banks, Finance in Common. Before the summit, the UN Secretary General, youth climate activists, and over 300 civil society organisations all urged development banks to act to end fossil fuel investments. However, the joint declaration only includes a vague commitment to “consider” ways to reduce fossil fuel investments.