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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Kerry announces end to international fossil fuel financing

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry announced a plan to end U.S.  public international fossil fuel financing at the World Economic Forum today. 

Biden must make climate central to his export and development agency picks

52 non-governmental organizations sent a letter establishing criteria for the Biden Administration to select candidates at export and development finance agencies.

No confidence: Hochberg’s fossil fuel record makes him unfit to be a top aide for Biden

44 environmental groups sent a letter today decrying Fred Hochberg’s potential leadership as a top aide in the Biden Administration.

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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.

Over 260 CSOs call on Chinese actors to ensure COVID-19 financial relief be allocated to high quality, not high-risk Belt and Road investments
Over 260 CSOs call on Chinese actors to ensure COVID-19 financial relief be allocated to high quality, not high-risk Belt and Road investments

The international statement captures growing international concern regarding how Chinese development finance can do its part in successfully addressing the COVID-19 crisis without exacerbating environmental, social, climate, biodiversity, or other risks.

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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
  • Letter to DFC on East African Crude Oil Pipeline
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  • Letter to EXIM on East African Crude Oil Pipeline
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  • Comments to UK government on overseas fossil fuel support ban
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