Next week, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation is likely to consider a $500 million guarantee to help Polish oil and gas company PKN Orlen increase its imports of U.S. LNG, violating Biden’s commitment to end public finance for fossil fuels by the end of 2022.
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Changing the Trade Winds: Aligning OECD Export Finance for energy with climate goals
New research shows that Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries supported fossil fuel exports by an average of USD 41 billion from 2018-2020, almost five times more than clean energy exports ($8.5 billion).
CSOs condemn G7 leaders for dangerous backsliding on gas, breaching commitments to end fossil fuel finance
“At a time when we rapidly need to phase out fossil fuels, this year’s G7 host has pushed for the expansion of gas and LNG and technologies that would prolong the use of coal,” said Susanne Wong, Asia Program Manager.
Biden breaks major G7 climate promise by financing Indonesian oil refinery
“Biden’s claims to be a climate leader are increasingly laughable after EXIM’s approval of this refinery. If he can’t be trusted to keep this relatively modest promise, how can anyone trust the United States to live up to its even grander climate promises?” asked Adam McGibbon.
Reaction: World Bank Spring Meetings End With Broken Climate Promises
There have been few concrete developments on the G7-led ‘evolution roadmap’ and a new Paris Alignment ‘sector note on energy and extractives’ keeps all existing pathways for WBG fossil gas support open.
As IPCC demands urgent climate action, Pacific nations step up, but Italy and UK reach new lows as rogue climate states
Yesterday, the message from the world’s leading climate scientists was their most brutal and stark yet. It was unequivocal.
OECD fails to make progress on aligning with 1.5°C, stalling urgent climate action for over 6 months
Last week, OECD countries failed to conclude negotiations on climate friendly incentives to align Export Credit Agencies, the world’s largest international financiers of fossil fuels, with international climate goals.
Response: New Carbon Capture Subsidy Bill Would Prolong Fossil Fuel Industry’s Power
“CCUS is a dangerous distraction from rapidly and equitably phasing out fossil fuels. Giving more public money to prolong Big Oil’s political power and profits is the wrong approach and a poor use of public funds,” said Collin Rees.
Response: Malpass departure must be the start of a fossil free World Bank
“Despite Malpass’s departure, the World Bank Group still funds more fossil fuels than any other multilateral development bank. Ending this support must be top priority ahead of the Bank’s Spring Meetings,” said Tucker.
Spain’s export credit agency restricts fossil fuel finance, but leaves major gas loopholes
Policy falls short of a major pledge Spain made at the 2021 COP26 UN climate summit to stop financing fossil fuel projects.