Sixty climate and human rights groups from around the globe have 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.
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Letter to CEOs: Insurers Must End Support for New Oil and Gas Projects to Meet Climate Targets
Insurers must end all support for new oil and gas projects in order to meet international climate targets, NGOs supporting the Unfriend Coal / Insure Our Future campaign say in a letter to CEOs released today.
Steny Hoyer Shills for Big Oil as HEROES Acts Shuns Safeguards Against a Fossil Fuel Bailout
“Equating a bailout for Big Oil with basic protections for nurses and healthcare workers in a pandemic is completely egregious,” said Rees of Hoyer’s comments.
ReWIND Act Will Help Make Sure Money Gets to People, Not Polluters
Hundreds of environmental, social justice, labor, and progressive organizations applauded the release of the ReWIND Act, new legislation introduced today that would block a Big Oil Bailout and ensure relief money flows to people, not polluters.
Environmentalists Blast Big Oil’s Attempts to Hijack the Fed’s Main Street Lending Program
Environmentalists are blasting attempts by oil and gas companies to hijack the Fed’s Main Street Lending Program in order to pay down their debt — debt that began skyrocketing long before the coronavirus impacted the industry.
Briefing: Why Congress Must Stop Blocking Climate Progress on International Finance
There is an urgent need to ensure that anti-climate riders stay out of appropriations packages for Fiscal Year 2020 as Congress and the Trump Administration continue to negotiate a spending package.
EU’s lending arm wants more pipelines and the Paris Agreement – it can’t have both
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the world’s largest multilateral lender, bigger even than the World Bank. As a public bank, it’s tasked with providing finance in the EU public interest, and it has an outsized influence on the EU’s energy system because of the private investment it can “crowd in” and the sheer amount of money it has at its disposal.
Briefing: Why the U.S. Export-Import Bank Must End Financing for Fossil Fuels
Over the past decade, nearly 90% of the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s total finance for energy projects has flowed to projects in oil, gas, and coal. As momentum grows for climate solutions in the U.S. and abroad, there is an urgent need for a ban on fossil fuel financing at ExIm.
Banking on Climate Change 2019: Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card
This 10th annual “Banking on Climate Change” fossil fuel finance report card reveals that overall bank financing continues to be aligned with climate disaster, and that financing for fossil fuels has increased every year since the Paris Agreement was signed.
Report Finds Global Banks Poured $1.9 Trillion into Fossil Fuels since Paris Agreement
A report released today endorsed by over 160 organizations around the world reveals that 33 global banks have provided $1.9 trillion to fossil fuel companies since the adoption of the Paris climate accord.