Today, close to 500 organizations and 140 leading economists are calling on parties gathered for the latest round of climate negotiations to address fossil fuel production and financing in order to ensure success in meeting goals enshrined in the Paris Climate Agreement.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2018 US Bank Raises $2 Billion in Oil and Gas Pipeline Finance Since Pledge to Stop Pipeline Financing Since revising its environmental policy last year, US Bank financed more than $2 billion to companies building oil and gas pipelines, including an estimated $480 million to Energy Transfer Partners, new analysis … Read More
This briefing outlines compelling reasons for investors to question whether TransCanada should proceed with Keystone XL given various obstacles facing its construction and commercially viable operation, and suggests questions institutional financiers may wish to ask TransCanada.
This new investor briefing examines the current state of the Keystone XL pipeline and the legal, regulatory, and political obstacles that its owner TransCanada continues to face.
The World Bank just shook the world of energy finance to its foundations. On December 12, at the One Planet Summit in Paris, the world’s most high-profile public bank said they would no longer finance oil and gas extraction after 2019. This move made headlines around the world, and it was the direct result of … Read More
All financial institutions, public and private, including the World Bank, must still work toward aligning their finance with the aim of keeping global temperature increase below 1.5 degrees Celsius, but today, the World Bank set a high new bar in climate leadership.
Today at the One Planet Summit the World Bank set a new bar for financial climate leadership by committing to end finance for oil and gas extraction and exploration projects.
The 12 projects contained in today’s new briefing are examples that demonstrate how public finance is still acting as a critical lifeline for destructive fossil fuel projects, many of which could not otherwise be built, and how this support continues to this day, a full year after the Paris Agreement entered into force.
Over 200 civil society groups released a letter calling on multilateral development banks, including the World Bank, and leaders of G20 governments to commit to phase out subsidies and public finance for fossil fuels as soon as possible.
To have any hope of meeting globally-agreed climate goals, global financial flows must rapidly align with low-emission, climate-resilient development, and government-backed public finance institutions like the World Bank must signal this transition.