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Fifty civil society groups call on EFA to rule out financing Papua LNG

Latest News, Climate Justice, Climate proof EFA

Release Date: 13 Dec 2023

In the wake of Australia signing the CETP at COP28, a group of fifty civil society groups have issued an open letter to Export Finance Australia calling on it rule out financing the proposed Papua LNG project.

COP28: Australia finally signs on to the Clean Energy Transition Partnership, a first step to phasing out fossil fuels

Latest News, Climate Justice, Climate proof EFA, Aid and development

Release Date: 05 Dec 2023

Breaking news from COP28 in Dubai as the Australian government commits to the Clean Energy Transition Partnership.

Pacific leaders urge Australia to stop financing fossil fuels through foreign aid and export finance

Latest News, Climate Justice, Climate proof EFA

Release Date: 04 Dec 2023

As the world heads to Dubai for COP28 a group of Pacific climate leaders have issued a joint statement to the Australian government, urging them to take the opportunity to sign onto the Clean Energy Transition Partnership.

Environment and aid groups call on the Australian government to sign the Glasgow Statement

Latest News, Climate Justice, Climate proof EFA

Release Date: 01 Jun 2023

More than twenty environment, aid and development groups have come together to call on the Australian Government to sign the Glasgow Statement, ending public financing of fossil fuel exports and redirecting that financing to renewable energy.

Alarm at reports Australian Government considering spending public money on Santos LNG project

Latest News, Climate Justice, Climate proof EFA, EFA

Release Date: 12 Dec 2022

Environment groups have written an open letter to the federal Trade Minister Don Farrell, calling on him to stop public spending on fossil fuels, after it was reported by Reuters last week that the Australian Government was considering giving a loan to the PNG Government to acquire a billion dollar stake in a Santos LNG project.

Australia must shift public finance away from fossil fuels: groups target Export Finance Australia’s board

Climate Justice, Climate proof EFA, Changing Australia, EFA, Public finance of fossil fuels

Release Date: 05 May 2022

Sixteen organisations including Jubilee Australia, Oxfam, the Australia Institute and the Australian Conservation Foundation have sent a joint letter to the board of Export Finance Australia calling on them to direct the government agency to stop financing coal, oil and gas industries.

Lenders of last resort? Australia poised to use public money to help coal, oil and gas as private lenders flee

Latest News, Climate Justice, Climate proof EFA, EFA

Release Date: 06 Jul 2021

A new report by Jubilee Australia has found that Australia’s export credit agency has given around 80 times more financing to fossil fuels than it is to renewables. And that trend could continue, as Trade Minister Tehan on 24 June announced forthcoming changes to legislation which could give EFA even more ways to finance fossil fuel projects. Between 2009 and 2020, Export Finance Australia (EFA) provided financing of up to $1.69 billion to coal, oil and gas but only $20 million to renewables.

Webinar outlines why the Barossa project is worth worrying about

Latest News, Climate Justice, Climate proof EFA, EFA, Stop Barossa Gas

Release Date: 12 May 2021

The Barossa Project is a new large scale and high risk gas project that will draw gas from an offshore field located in pristine marine waters 100km north of the Tiwi Islands. Jubilee Australia spoke at a webinar, organised by Environment Centre NT, on the role of export credit agencies in financing this project and what civil society is doing to oppose this.

Export credit agencies and states potentially at risk of climate litigation over finance for fossil fuels

Latest News, Climate proof EFA, EFA

Release Date: 04 May 2021

Export credit agencies (ECAs) ‚Äď and the governments that oversee them ‚Äď could be in violation of their international legal obligations if they do not take action to reduce their financing of fossil fuel-related activities imminently. That is the main conclusion of a new legal opinion published today, two days before ministers gather at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue. The opinion, which was commissioned by Oil Change International, for the first time lays out the international law obligations of ECAs that are responsible for tens of billions of dollars per year in support for fossil fuels.

‚ÄėAustralia needs to end official financing for fossil fuel exports‚Äô say Australian CSOs

Latest News, Climate Justice, Climate proof EFA, EFA, Stop Barossa Gas

Release Date: 22 Apr 2021

A group of Australian Civil Society (CSOs) sent an open letter to Minister Dan Tehan yesterday, calling for Australia to join governments worldwide who are moving away from using export finance to fund fossil fuel projects.

Public Statement by CSOs on the Launch of the Export Finance for Future: Export Finance Leadership Coalition Fails to Lead

Climate Justice, Climate proof EFA, EFA

Release Date: 16 Apr 2021

On 14 April 2021, governments from Europe and the UK launched the Export Finance for Future (E3F) coalition. We, the undersigned civil society organisations from around the world, welcome this as a step in the right direction. Nonetheless, we urge these self-proclaimed leaders to show a higher level of ambition. The principles committed to by this coalition fail to adequately address export finance for fossil fuels and, as such, fail to address the urgency of the climate crisis.

G20 suspension decision brings temporary relief but no lasting solution

Climate proof EFA

Release Date: 16 Apr 2020

G20 debt suspension decision will bring temporary relief but offers no lasting solution to debt crisis. This morning, the G20 governments announced they have agreed to temporarily suspend debt for the world's least developed countries in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The suspension covers debt payments by 77 countries to G20 and other governments from 1 May to the end of 2020, estimated to be $12 billion.

OceanaGold Philippines Shut Down ‚Äď Villagers Blockade Site, Permit Renewal Withheld

Climate proof EFA, Mining

Release Date: 09 Aug 2019

Sydney / Ottawa ‚Äď The Australian-Canadian mining company OceanaGold has been forced to cease mining for over a month at its Didipio copper-gold mine in Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. The company faces a restraining order from municipal and provincial elected officials, a blockade of the site by Didipio villagers, most of whom are indigenous peoples, a lapsed mining permit,