Letter to EXIM on refinery expansion in Indonesia

As the main purpose of the refinery is to produce gasoline and diesel, EXIM support for this project would be in violation of President Biden’s climate executive orders and plans.

Letter to EXIM on Malaysia petrochemical project

Friends of the Earth United States (FOE) writes to express deep concern for EXIM’s consideration of Pengerang Energy Complex (PEC) Petrochemical Project in Penerang, Johor, Malaysia.

Submission on the 2021 Development Policy Financing (DPF) Retrospective

DPFs make up a significant portion of World Bank financing, representing 26 percent of overall Bank financing in the latest Retrospective period covering July 2015 to June 2021.

Analysis: U.S. Restrictions on Public Finance for Overseas Energy Projects

Building on the commitment that the United States made in Glasgow to “end new direct public support for the international unabated fossil fuel energy sector by the end of 2022,” President Biden put forward a government-wide performance standard for all energy financing overseas.

Public Energy Finance Briefing (in Japanese)

Public Energy Finance Briefing (in Japanese)

Past Last Call: G20 public finance institutions are still bankrolling fossil fuels

New report reveals that from 2018 to 2020, at least USD 10.9 billion per year was provided for financing oil, gas & coal projects by Japan.

Fool’s Paradise: How Biodiversity Offsets Don’t Stop Biodiversity Loss

Although increasingly recognizing their role in driving biodiversity loss, banks have yet to develop consistent, comprehensive policies and practices in ensuring that their direct and indirect financing does not cause or accelerate biodiversity loss. In an attempt to address biodiversity impacts, many banking institutions have embraced “no-net loss” or “net gain” commitments, which inherently rely on offset schemes. While biodiversity offsets may seem like a seductively simple solution to a complex problem, “Fool’s Paradise:…

GE Mosquitoes Issue Brief

California is poised to be the second state where genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes are released, unless the public and California’s government officials demand otherwise. Earlier this year, half a billion GE mosquitoes were released in Florida.

How a Rockstar Lentil Burger Inspired More Plant-Forward School Food

This case study highlights San Luis Coastal Unified School District’s Thai Basil Lentil Burger, which has become one of the school’s most popular plant-forward entrees

CSO letter on ending international public finance for fossil fuels

Urgent action is needed to ensure 2021 marks the end of international public finance to fossil fuels. This would free up significant support for clean energy and a just and equitable transition worldwide.