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Research Papers

This report by Oil Change International, Friends of the Earth US and WWF highlights the role that G20 countries' Export Credit Agencies are playing in financing oil and gas projects, and recommends that Export Credit Agencies improve disclosure of fossil fuel related transactions and phase out support for fossil fuels by 2020.

This report details how the IFC is backing coal in developing countries through its support for large commercial banks in developing countries. These banks are in turn financing the construction or expansion of some of the most controversial projects on the planet. They can be found in South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and West Africa.

This report from Inclusive Development International demonstrates how the IFC is funding coal through support for commercial banks and private equity funds. According to this research, IFC-supported financial institutions have funded at least 41 new coal projects – either the facilities directly or the companies that own them – since the World Bank announced its coal ban in 2013.