Doubling Down on Deforestation

Analyzing how the Big Three asset managers enable consumer goods companies to destroy the world's forests.

2020 Cruise Ship Report Card

Many travelers don't realize that taking a cruise is more harmful to the environment and human health than many other forms of travel.

A Surge in Support: A Review of 15 Years of OPIC’s Energy Financing

This issue brief is the second in a series analyzing OPIC’s policies and performance and providing recommendations for the DFC in its formative months and years.

ECAs, COVID-19 and climate

Recommendations to ensure that economic support protects people and the planet.

The Dangers of TVA’s Policy for Memphis

After years of over-paying for power, Memphis is finally on the verge of giving notice to end its contract with the Tennessee Valley Authority, in favor of switching to a lower-cost, environmentally cleaner and greener alternative.

DFC Impact Quotient Submission

As organizations that support communities around the world to raise their voices and input into the development decisions that affect them, we are writing to ensure that the IQ is as strong as possible and results in development that benefits instead of harms communities.

Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes: Coming soon to Florida and Texas?

Oxitec has genetically engineered the Aedes aegypti mosquito, known to transmit tropical diseases like dengue fever, zika, and chikungunya.

DFC nuclear comments

Friends of the Earth writes to express our concerns with the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation’s (DFC’s) proposal to take nuclear off of its Categorical Prohibitions list in its Environmental and Social Policy and Procedures (ESPP).

Letter to Ex-Im Bank on COVID-19

As policy makers decide on the shape and size of stimulus packages, determining economic trajectories for decades to come, climate considerations must be central to their calculations. The worldwide health crisis is affecting every economy and society.

Still Digging: G20 Governments Continue to Finance the Climate Crisis

This analysis shows that since the Paris Agreement was made, G20 countries have acted directly counter to it by providing at least USD 77 billion a year in finance for oil, gas, and coal projects through their international public finance institutions.