Germany, Italy, Canada, United States warned to keep their climate promise on first anniversary of initiative to end public finance for fossil fuels

November 15, 2022By Oil Change InternationalFeatured, Press Releases

A UK Government event at COP27 in Egypt has marked the first anniversary of a groundbreaking international initiative to phase out international public finance for fossil fuels, one of the most concrete outcomes of last year’s UN climate summit in Glasgow. At today’s event, countries took stock of implementation efforts and announced Nepal as a new signatory to the pledge, making this country the 40th signatory to the statement.

New Report: International public finance for fossil fuels dropped in 2021, but a rebound is likely unless key governments deliver on pledges

November 1, 2022By Oil Change InternationalFeatured, Press Releases

A report released today by Oil Change International and Friends of the Earth U.S. reveals that between 2019 and 2021 the G20 countries and multilateral development banks (MDBs) provided at least USD 55 billion per year in international public finance for fossil fuels. 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.

Leaders & Laggards: Tracking implementation of the COP26 commitment to end international public finance for fossil fuels by the end of 2022

October 7, 2022By Oil Change InternationalBriefings, Stop Funding Fossils

At the UN COP26 climate conference, signatories of the Glasgow Statement agreed to international public finance for fossil fuels. This briefing, which will be updated regularly as new policies come out and new signatories join the commitment, tracks implementation efforts and assesses whether countries are on track to keep their promise.