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.
Oil and gas
Bad Data and Deception: The American Petroleum Institute Pivots on Methane
A detailed analysis by Oil Change International of the public statements and commitments by the American Petroleum Institute (API) around methane emissions and climate change has uncovered a decade of spurious data, deceptive messaging, and disingenuous public positioning by the big oil spin doctors.
True climate leaders must take decisive action to stop fossil fuel expansion at Biden’s Climate Summit
Rich countries at this week’s Climate Summit need to take decisive action to stop the expansion of oil and gas production, both at home and abroad, both to protect the global climate and local communities. True climate leadership means breaking away from destructive oil and gas and investing in real solutions and green jobs that will help people and the planet thrive.
Banking on Climate Chaos 2021: Fossil Fuel Finance Report
This report analyzes fossil fuel financing from the world’s 60 largest commercial and investment banks — aggregating their leading roles in lending and underwriting of debt and equity issuances — and reveals that these banks poured a total of USD $3.8 trillion into fossil fuels from 2016–2020.
UK Undermines Its Own Claim to Climate Leadership By Failing to End Oil and Gas Licensing in the North Sea
Today, the United Kingdom announced a “North Sea deal to protect jobs in the green energy transition” that campaigners say fails to meet the UK’s responsibility to lead in a phase-out of domestic oil and gas extraction.
Hundreds of Groups Support Halting Fossil Fuel Leasing, Permitting on U.S. Public Lands, Oceans
Environmental justice, Indigenous, and climate groups from announced today that they have delivered millions of petitions and letters from hundreds of organizations supporting a halt on new fossil fuel leasing and permitting on public lands and oceans.
EU foreign ministers commit to push for end to fossil fuel subsidies and finance; pressure builds on United States to follow suit
“Ending government support for fossil fuels is a no-brainer. Globally, governments are still propping up fossil fuels with huge sums of public money, behaviour that is incompatible with keeping global warming below 1.5ºC,” said Laurie van der Burg.
Oil Change International Response to New Report Revealing that UKEF Switch to Renewables Could Deliver 42,000 Jobs
“This report shows that the UK has a clear opportunity to show climate leadership and stop propping up deadly fossil fuels with public money.
Statement: UK’s overseas finance for fossil fuels should not leave any loopholes
For the UK to be credible as a COP26 host, it should end all overseas and domestic finance and subsidies for oil and gas production. Emissions from oil, gas and coal in already-operating fields and mines globally will push the world far beyond 1.5°C of warming.
Export Development Canada’s new climate targets miss the mark
Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada’s government-backed export credit agency, has long been one of the worst in the world when it comes to backing the fossil fuel industry with public money. Their new climate policy opens the door for meaningful change, but the initial targets are far too weak to get the job done.