A new legal opinion lays out the international law obligations of ECAs that are responsible for tens of billions of dollars per year in support for fossil fuels.
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Oil Change International response to Biden Administration announcements on international finance
“Today’s announcement by President Biden on international fossil finance is welcome but the lack of firm commitments falls short. We urge the Biden administration to add a clear commitment to an immediate phase-out, with no loopholes for gas or any other continued fossil support.”
Nearly 450 Organizations Call on Biden Administration to End Public Finance for Fossil Fuels
Over 400 organizations from 50 countries signing onto a new letter called on the Joe Biden administration to immediately end all U.S. public financing for fossil fuels, including natural gas.
Response to Biden executive order on international fossil finance
“Ending international public finance for fossil fuels would be a huge boost to climate action globally. The administration must now invest serious effort and diplomatic capacity to secure this shift in international finance away from oil, gas, and coal.”
Biden Urged By Hundreds of Groups to Sign Climate Emergency Executive Order
Nearly 400 groups called on President-elect Joe Biden to sign an executive order to confront the climate emergency with the full power of the executive branch as soon as he takes office.
Day of Action Against Financing of Keystone XL, Line 3 Pipelines
Today across the nation, activists in 60 cities and 25 states plan to utilize COVID-safe and creative ways to deliver letters calling on major banks to distance themselves from the funding of the toxic Keystone XL and Enbridge’s Line 3 tar sands pipelines.
It’s been 25 years since the Ogoni 9 — why are governments still funding fossil fuels?
To do anything less than stopping all public money to fossil fuels dishonors the memory and sacrifices of Saro-Wiwa, the Ogoni 9, and countless others who have risked and lost their lives to defend their lands and communities.
U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley Introduces Pair of Bills to Halt Financial Investments in Fossil Fuels
“If banks won’t stop funding climate devastation, our government must force their hand, and Senator Merkley’s bills would force the action we need,” said David Turnbull of Oil Change International.
Stop the Money Pipeline: JPMorgan Chase Can’t Be Paris-Aligned If It’s Still Funding Fossil Fuels
“Chase’s path to aligning with the Paris Agreement is obvious — it must stop funding fossil fuels immediately. Anything short of an end to fossil finance is woefully insufficient.”
Global Climate Groups Issue Guidance to Financial Institutions on Aligning with Paris Agreement Goals
A global set of 60 climate and rights groups has issued a set of “Principles for Paris-Aligned Financial Institutions” to offer a roadmap for the decarbonization of the finance sector on a timetable aligned with the Paris Agreement.