A new analysis of the energy finance provided by the African Development Bank (AfDB) shows that while financing for clean energy access has increased since the bank’s landmark New Deal on Energy for Africa, support for off-grid and mini-grid solutions — often the fastest and most affordable energy access solutions — must accelerate if Africa is to realize universal energy access by 2030.
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New Report: African Development Bank Falls Short on Clean Energy Access
As the African Development Bank (AfDB) kicks off its first-ever Africa Investment Forum in South Africa, a new report finds that the AfDB’s own support for the most cost-effective energy access solutions lags far behind what is needed – in contrast to its world-leading pledge to scale up energy access on the continent.
Letter: 65 Groups from 28 Countries Tell EBRD and EIB to Stop Financing Fossil Fuels
As EBRD and EIB prepare for their respective energy sector strategy reviews, 65 civil society groups from 28 countries released an open letter being sent to top EBRD and EIB officials demanding that they stop financing oil, gas, and coal projects.
Toppling the Pillars
The World Bank’s pledge to end all upstream investment in the oil and gas sector by 2019 topples a key pillar holding up the social license around the fossil fuel industry.
Even after Paris, World Bank continues to fund climate chaos
A new briefing shows that about one-quarter of multilateral development banks’ energy investments between fiscal years 2014 and 2016 flowed to fossil fuel infrastructure, directly at odds with efforts to fight climate change.
Cross Purposes: After Paris, Multilateral Development Banks Still Funding Billions in Fossil Fuels
A new report shows how multilateral development banks, including the World Bank, gave over $9 billion in funding for fossil fuel projects in 2016, nearly all of it following the Paris Agreement being reached and despite claims that they were acting on climate and adjusting their investment strategies.
Briefings: Multilateral Development Banks Continue to Fund Billions in Fossil Fuel Projects Despite Paris Agreement
New briefings show that while some banks are making good progress, many are still financing billions of dollars in fossil fuel projects despite mounting climate impacts and global commitments like the Paris Agreement.
RELEASE: Multilateral Development Banks Continue to Fund Fossil Fuels, Lag Behind in Renewables
Despite vocal commitments to help tackle climate change, six key multilateral banks (MDBs) financed over $7 billion in coal, oil, and gas projects in 2015, and funded a total of $83 billion in fossil fuels from 2008-2015.
Fossil Fuel Finance at the Multilateral Development Banks: The Low-Hanging Fruit of Paris Compliance
A new analysis finds that six major multilateral development banks provided over $7 billion in public financing for fossil fuels in 2015, and over $83 billion in financing for fossil fuels from 2008 to 2015, despite public claims of the urgent need for action on climate.