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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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House approves EXIM reauthorization that allows uninhibited support for climate polluting projects

The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to approve the United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019, putting the chamber’s stamp of approval on a 10-year reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank (EXIM)—the U.S. Government’s largest source of public financing for overseas fossil fuel projects.

Trump files to leave Paris

The Trump administration today filed paperwork to begin the formal process of withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. 

EXIM Bank reauthorization could mean ten years and billions of dollars for dirty fossil fuel projects

 The House Financial Services Committee today is considering the reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. Should the mark up of H.R. 4863, the United States Export Finance Agency Act of 2019, be approved by the committee, the ten-year reauthorization could allow the bank to finance billions of dollars in fossil…

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EXIM should not fund detrimental natural gas project in Mozambique
EXIM should not fund detrimental natural gas project in Mozambique

An obscure government agency, the U.S. Export Import Bank (EXIM), will decide this week whether or not to fund a $5 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) investment, the agency’s largest transaction ever.

Don’t scrap environmentally responsible overseas investment with reckless Senate BUILD Act
Don’t scrap environmentally responsible overseas investment with reckless Senate BUILD Act

It fails to transfer to the new institution OPIC’s existing environmental, social, climate, transparency, worker rights, human rights, indigenous peoples, gender, anti-corruption and accountability policies — putting communities, the environment and the U.S. government at risk.

Export credit agencies must not fund Vietnam’s Long Phu 1 coal plant
Export credit agencies must not fund Vietnam’s Long Phu 1 coal plant

Through the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im), Trump is pushing developing countries toward dependence on coal for decades to come.

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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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  • OPIC Rovuma LNG Comments
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  • UNESCO Biosphere Letter – Mozambique LNG
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  • ECA Support for Coal in the Face of OECD Financing Restrictions
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