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.
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.
Stop the Money Pipeline: Private Banks Owning Oil Companies Is a Recipe for Disaster
“Allowing private banks to start an unholy marriage with bankrupt fossil fuel companies would be a catastrophic mistake for communities and climate,” said Collin Rees
New Report Reveals Global Banks Funneled $2.7 Trillion into Fossil Fuels Since Paris Agreement
A new report released today by Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Indigenous Environmental Network, Oil Change International, Reclaim Finance, and Sierra Club, and endorsed by over 250 organizations around the world, reveals that 35 global banks have provided USD $2.7 trillion to fossil fuel companies in the fours years since the adoption of the Paris Agreement (2016-2019).
The latest version of the most comprehensive report on global banks’ fossil fuel financing, Banking on Climate Change 2020, reveals that 35 global banks have not only been sustaining but expanding the fossil fuel sector with more than $2.7 trillion in the four years since the Paris Climate Agreement. The report finds that financial support for the fossil fuel industry has increased every year since the Paris Agreement was adopted in December 2015. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report Global Warming of 1.5°C has shown that we need to rapidly reduce global carbon emissions if we are to avert the worst consequences of the climate crises. Yet Banking on Climate Change 2020 reveals that the business practices of the world’s major private-sector banks continue to drive us toward climate disaster.
Banking on Climate Change 2020: Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card
A new report, Banking on Climate Change 2020, reveals that 35 private-sector banks across Canada, China, Europe, Japan, and the U.S. have financed fossil fuels with USD $2.7 trillion since the Paris Agreement was adopted (2016-2019), with financing on the rise each year.
The report finds that fossil fuel financing continues to be dominated by the big U.S. banks – JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citi, and Bank of America – together, these four banks account for a staggering 30% of all fossil fuel financing from the 35 major global banks since the Paris Agreement was adopted.
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.
Investor Briefing: The many obstacles facing Keystone XL
This briefing outlines compelling reasons for investors to question whether TransCanada should proceed with Keystone XL given various obstacles facing its construction and commercially viable operation, and suggests questions institutional financiers may wish to ask TransCanada.
In Advance of TransCanada Earnings Call, Groups Release Investor Briefing on Keystone XL Obstacles
This new investor briefing examines the current state of the Keystone XL pipeline and the legal, regulatory, and political obstacles that its owner TransCanada continues to face.
Funding Tar Sands: Private Banks vs. the Paris Climate Agreement
According to a new report released today by Rainforest Action Network, Oil Change International, and 10 organizations from around the world, commercial banks continue to finance the tar sands sector at levels that do not align with the Paris Agreement 1.5° to 2° target – and finance levels are surging in 2017.