Yesterday, the message from the world’s leading climate scientists was their most brutal and stark yet. It was unequivocal.
Export Credit Agencies
Over 175 organizations launch proposal for the OECD to end export finance support for oil and gas
175+ organizations call on the OECD to end oil and gas finance. As a first step towards this objective, an OECD member must table a proposal to prohibit oil and gas support at next week’s OECD meeting.
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.
Blocking a Carbon Bomb: Tiwi Islanders prevent $4.7 billion Barossa offshore gas project in Australia
In a landmark decision, the Federal Court of Australia ruled that Santos Ltd, one of the world’s top 20 largest oil and gas companies, would not be allowed to drill in the Barossa gas fields off the coast of northern Australia, solidifying legal victory for the Tiwi Islander Plaintiffs.
France restricts oil and gas finance to meet climate commitments, piling pressure on Germany, USA, Canada to follow suit
France fulfils commitment made at 2021 UN Climate Conference, ending almost all government-backed financing for international fossil fuel projects.
The clock is ticking: Ambitious export credit climate policies needed to implement the Glasgow Statement
By Nina Pusic Often hidden from public view, export credit agencies (ECAs) hold a make-or-break role when it comes to achieving the 1.5°C warming goals of the Paris Agreement and averting climate catastrophe. Their export support, in the form of loans, loan guarantees and insurance, helps domestic companies limit the risk of selling goods … Read More
Belgian export credit agency restricts oil and gas finance to meet climate commitment, but leaves gas loopholes
Credendo’s new policy is meant to implement the Glasgow commitment to end international public finance for fossil fuels by the end of 2022, but it leaves loopholes for existing oil and gas fields and gas-fired power.
Past Last Call: G20 public finance institutions are still bankrolling fossil fuels
Our new report “Past Last Call: G20 public finance institutions are still bankrolling fossil fuels” looks at G20 country and MDB public finance for fossil fuels from 2018-2020 for the first time and finds they are still backing at least USD 63 billion per year in oil, gas, and coal projects.
Civil society organizations react to Export Development Canada’s new climate targets
Today, Canada’s export bank, Export Development Canada (EDC), released new climate targets.
Is this even legal? Governments propping up fossil fuel production with public money.
Despite the need to rapidly wind-down fossil fuels to avert the worst of the climate crisis, governments worldwide continue to prop up fossil fuel production with huge sums of public money. They may be breaking international law.