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.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. government has spent more than $44 billion on fossil fuel projects overseas over the last decade.
EXIM continues to invest in projects with severe environmental impacts, human rights abuses, and detrimental effects on local communities and public health.
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.