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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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U.S. blocks clean energy transition with outsized fossil fuel support

The United States and a handful of other bad actors are blocking a just transition to renewable energy with continued and outsized financial support for fossil fuels.

Export-Import Bank Votes to Proceed with Bahrain Project Financing in Closed-Door Process

Today the board of directors at the United States Export-Import Bank voted to notify Congress about potential financing for fossil fuel expansion in Bahrain.

Amid Corruption Charges, Groups Demand EXIM Halt Payments to Trafigura

This week, Friends of the Earth United States and partners sent an open letter to EXIM, asking the bank to halt its loan of $400 million to Trafigura, a loan agreement that was approved in July 2023.

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A Risky Bet: The IMF’s Role in Mozambique’s LNG Development

Serious financial, social, environmental, and climate risks aside, the development of LNG in Mozambique has also been tangled up in a corruption scandal of international scale, and a devastating militarized conflict impacting over a million people.

Bunge’s Silent Conquest and the Corporate Climate Con

The agribusiness giant Bunge is engaging in an egregious corporate climate con – and shareholders should take note.

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.

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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.

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  • Public Enemies: Assessing MDB & G20 International Finance Institutions’ Energy Finance
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  • Recommendations for DFC’s Suspension and Debarment Rule
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  • FOE Japan letter to House Financial Services Committee
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