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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Amos Hochstein: Diplomat or Fossil Fuel lobbyist?

Friends of the Earth filed a Freedom of Information request targeting the entanglements of Amos Hochstein, Senior Advisor for Energy Security.

Report: IMF must curb its support for fossil fuels

A new report shows that the International Monetary Fund continues to undermine its own climate commitments through support for fossil fuels.

Biden Sides with Big Oil Barons and Wall Street in EU Gas Deal

President Biden's decision to supply the EU with LNG exports won't alleviate the crisis in Ukraine and will spell danger for the climate.

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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.

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.

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  • Building Good Governance into the Indonesian Sovereign Wealth Fund
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  • Comments on IMF Surveillance Guidance
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  • Comments to EXIM Bank on Pemex Support
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