New analysis by Oil Change International shows that OECD countries supported fossil fuel exports by an average of $41 billion from 2018 to 2020, almost five times more than clean energy exports. This directly contradicts internationally agreed climate goals, including the Paris Agreement objective to align financial flows with the low-carbon energy transition.
Changing the Trade Winds: Aligning OECD Export Finance for energy with climate goals
New research shows that Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries supported fossil fuel exports by an average of USD 41 billion from 2018-2020, almost five times more than clean energy exports ($8.5 billion).
Germany Fails to Lead at E3F Summit and Threatens Decades of Fossil Fuel Lock-In
Rather than building momentum towards COP27 through delivering strong policies and a harmonized approach to implementing the collective promise to end international public finance for fossil fuels by the end of 2022, the Summit was overshadowed by backsliding.
CSOs say E3F countries need to act with urgency and integrity to meet commitments to end export finance for fossil fuels
The time has come for ambitious E3F action, not just ambitious words. We do not want to see a year of vague compromises and exceptions that water the commitment down and lead to continued support for fossil fuels, such as gas – as this not only puts the climate at risks, it also locks countries in the south into fossil dependence with all the economic risks that come along.
New research: E3F countries need to shift their EUR 20 billion in export finance for fossil fuels to renewables
A policy brief released today by OCI and ODI shows that despite their commitment to align financial flows with climate goals under the Paris Agreement adopted in 2015, the E3F countries still provided €20 billion in export finance for fossil fuel projects abroad between 2018 and 2020.
New OECD coal financing restrictions represent weak progress
Today the OECD Export Credit Group announced new restrictions on its support for overseas coal projects. The restrictions do not address export finance for coal mines and related infrastructure, nor oil and gas financing even if the latest IEA report shows that investments in new fossil fuel production need to end this year to limit warming to 1.5°C.
CSOs say newly launched export finance leadership coalition (E3F) fails to lead
In response to the launch of a new Export Finance for the Future coalition (E3F), 21 CSOs from 14 countries released a statement criticizing the lack of ambition from the coalition.
Oil Change Response to newly launched Export Finance for Future (E3F) coalition
This new coalition will coordinate actions between nations leading the charge on eliminating public finance for fossil fuels, and will build momentum to provide political guidance in future multilateral negotiations.
Pressure builds on Biden after EU promises to act on fossil fuel subsidies
President Joe Biden has made good start on climate change. But one area that the President is coming under pressure is to take action over fossil fuel subsidies and finance.
Campaigners: G20 financial and political support for fossil fuels rises amidst COVID-19 crisis
Grassroots campaigners at a press briefing yesterday said political leaders are failing to ensure a just and sustainable recovery, as new data shows that the world’s 20 richest countries have committed more than USD 150 billion of public money to support fossil fuels since the start of the COVID-19 crisis.