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Public Energy Financing Overseas

As part of our international sustainable finance campaign, we track government-backed institutions that fund energy projects overseas. We work to end public financing of fossil fuels and to give a voice to affected communities.

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$5 billion in EXIM financing for Mozambique LNG plant fuels U.S. contribution to climate emergency

The U.S. Export-Import Bank’s (EXIM) Board of Directors today voted to approve $5 billion in financing for a liquid natural gas project in Mozambique.

As Finance Committee Considers Ex-Im Reauthorization, Congress must end fossil fuel financing

The House Financial Services Committee today will consider a bill to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, the U.S. government’s official export credit agency. The Ex-Im Bank is one of the largest sources of federal financing for fossil fuel projects abroad.

Congress must stop Export-Import Bank from financing fossil fuel projects abroad

As Congress considers the reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank, it is a rare opportunity to restrict U.S. financing of fossil fuel projects overseas. Any reauthorization must place a moratorium on the billions of dollars in support the bank provides for coal, oil and gas projects around the world.

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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.

OECD, It’s Time for Export Credit Agencies to Stop Funding Fossil Fuels
OECD, It’s Time for Export Credit Agencies to Stop Funding Fossil Fuels

As they gather in the shadow of the UN Climate Conference, ECAs must cease business as usual and finally move in a new and more sustainable direction by ending all support of fossil fuels by 2020 at the latest.

Senators, don’t put Ex-Im Bank’s fossil fuel financing back in business
Senators, don’t put Ex-Im Bank’s fossil fuel financing back in business

After providing almost $6 billion annually to fossil fuels from 2013 to 2015, the U.S. export credit agency – the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) – has been unable to finance large fossil fuel projects for the past two years.

Resources See All
  • UNESCO Biosphere Letter – Mozambique LNG
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  • ECA Support for Coal in the Face of OECD Financing Restrictions
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  • The African Development Bank & Energy Access Finance in Sub-Saharan Africa: Trends and Insights from Recent Data
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