Campaigners: G20 financial and political support for fossil fuels rises amidst COVID-19 crisis

July 15, 2020By Oil Change InternationalBlog Post, News, Press Releases, Stop Funding Fossils 1 Comment

Grassroots campaigners at a press briefing yesterday said political leaders are failing to ensure a just and sustainable recovery, as new data shows that the world’s 20 richest countries have committed more than USD 150 billion of public money to support fossil fuels since the start of the COVID-19 crisis.

Export Development Canada’s new climate targets miss the mark

June 9, 2020By Alex DoukasBlog Post

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.

Still Digging: G20 Governments Continue to Finance the Climate Crisis

May 27, 2020By Oil Change InternationalReports 3 Comments

This report reveals G20 countries have provided at least $77 billion a year in public finance to oil, gas and coal projects since the Paris Agreement through their international public finance institutions. This government-backed support to fossil fuels from export credit agencies, development finance institutions, and multilateral development banks is more than three times what they are providing to clean energy