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Analysis Outlines How Export Credit Agencies Can Stop Bankrolling Fossil Fuels, Pursue U.S. Climate Pledges

The U.S. is failing to pursue an end for overseas oil and gas financing through the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Arrangement on Officially Supported Export Credits, according to a new analysis led by Friends of the Earth and Oil Change International with over 175 civil society signers. Read More

Climate groups from around world call on World Bank President David Malpass to be fired

Climate change organisations under the Big Shift Coalition have called on the World Bank to fire its President David Malpass. Read More

Biden Sides with Big Oil Barons and Wall Street in EU Gas Deal

President Biden's decision to supply the EU with LNG exports won't alleviate the crisis in Ukraine and will spell danger for the climate. Read More

United States joins 20+ countries in committing to end international finance for oil, gas, and coal by end of 2022

Today the United States and 24 other countries and institutions from both developed and developing countries committed to end direct international public finance for unabated coal, oil and gas by the end of 2022 and prioritize clean energy finance. Read More

Report: G20 Governments Have Bankrolled at Least $188 Billion in Fossil Fuels Since 2018

A report released today by Friends of the Earth U.S. and Oil Change International reveals that from 2018 to 2020, USD 188 billion was provided for financing oil, gas, and coal projects by G20 nations. Read More

Biden’s Financial Risk Roadmap, Focused on Climate, Omits Worst Federal Offenders

Today the White House released the first Roadmap to Build a Climate-Resilient Economy, required under President Biden’s Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk. Read More

Groups call on World Bank President David Malpass to be replaced over failure on climate action

Today, 77 groups sent a letter to World Bank Governors and Executive Directors calling for President David Malpass to be replaced for failing to take adequate action on climate change. Read More

International Grassroots Leaders Call On Treasury Department To Center Their Voices

Today, grassroots leaders sent a letter urging the Treasury Department to center demands of global grassroots movements in its new fossil fuel financing guidance. Read More

Treasury guidance fails to end U.S. support for fossil fuel spending overseas

Today, the US Treasury Department released guidance outlining the US government’s voting position on fossil fuel projects at multilateral development banks (MDBs) in which it participates, like the World Bank Group (WBG) Read More

Lawsuit Seeks Public Accountability for U.S. Financing of Climate-Damaging International Projects

Environmental groups sued the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) today for illegally exempting itself from the Sunshine Act, which requires multi-member federal agencies to open deliberations to the public. Read More