International Sustainable Finance

At Friends of the Earth, we work to strengthen and raise environmental and social standards at international financial institutions. Our goal is to promote the highest environmental, social, climate, and sustainability standards and practices in the international banking sector in an effort to protect the environment, communities, and climate on a local and global level.


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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.

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.

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.

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The hidden flows of finance to fossil fuels: World Bank and IMF edition
The hidden flows of finance to fossil fuels: World Bank and IMF edition

The U.S. government has spent more than $44 billion on fossil fuel projects overseas over the last decade.

One Disaster After Another: Will EXIM Chairman Reed Ever Learn?
One Disaster After Another: Will EXIM Chairman Reed Ever Learn?

EXIM continues to invest in projects with severe environmental impacts, human rights abuses, and detrimental effects on local communities and public health.

Why $77 billion a year in public finance for oil, gas, and coal is even worse than it sounds
Why $77 billion a year in public finance for oil, gas, and coal is even worse than it sounds

The headline finding is that from 2016 to 2018 G20 countries provided an average of USD $77 billion a year in public finance for fossil fuels.

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Dirty Coal Plant Loses U.S. Funding
Dirty Coal Plant Loses U.S. Funding

Americans have made it clear: We want a cleaner future. This means investing in sustainable and efficient renewable energy at home and abroad.

Resources See All
  • Past Last Call: G20 public finance institutions are still bankrolling fossil fuels
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  • Fool’s Paradise: How Biodiversity Offsets Don’t Stop Biodiversity Loss
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  • CSO letter on ending international public finance for fossil fuels
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