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.

New briefing: Japan is the world’s largest provider of public finance for fossil fuels, spending 10.6 billion USD a year

November 8, 2022By OCI TeamFeatured, Press Releases No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2022 Contacts: Makiko Arima — makiko@priceofoil.org (AEST) Susanne Wong — susanne@priceofoil.org (CEST) New briefing: Japan is the world’s largest provider of public finance for fossil fuels, spending 10.6 billion USD a year Briefing highlights that Japan’s support for oil, gas and coal is fueling the climate crisis, undermining energy security and harming … Read More

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.

Spain joins commitment to end international oil, gas, and coal finance, bringing total for potential finance shifted to USD 23.6 billion per year 

November 10, 2021By LaurieBlog Post, News, Press Releases, Stop Funding Fossils

This increases the number of signatories to 30 and the annual average of potential public finance shifted out of fossil fuels and into clean energy to at least USD 23.6 billion per year. This equals 37% of annual public finance for fossil fuels provided by G20 countries and the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) between 2018 and 2020. 

Statement: France fails to show climate leadership with proposed export finance policy

October 12, 2020By LaurieBlog Post, Featured, News, Press Releases, Stop Funding Fossils, Stopping Carbon Lock-In, Subsidy Spotlight

Today, the French government outlined new measures aimed at greening the country’s export credit support policy. Under the proposed new policy, France will continue supporting fossil fuel projects worldwide until at least 2035. OCI urges the French government to reconsider this end date as it is grossly misaligned with the Paris Agreement.

EU’s lending arm wants more pipelines and the Paris Agreement – it can’t have both

June 18, 2019By Bronwen TuckerBlog Post, Fossil Gas, Stop Funding Fossils

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the world’s largest multilateral lender, bigger even than the World Bank. As a public bank, it’s tasked with providing finance in the EU public interest, and it has an outsized influence on the EU’s energy system because of the private investment it can “crowd in” and the sheer amount of money it has at its disposal.