Just launched: Public Finance for Energy Database πŸŽ‰

Today Oil Change International launched its *Public Finance for Energy Database* πŸŽ‰ at energyfinance.org. This is the only publicly available database tracking public finance flows for energy that covers more than one country or institution. It gathers over 14,000 transactions totalling nearly $2 trillion from G20 bilateral development finance institutions (DFIs), and export finance agencies (ECAs), and the major multilateral development banks (MDBs) over more than a decade. We will continue to update this database annually and publish summary reports of the data with Friends of the Earth US β€” with data for 2021 expected in September 2022.

The website also includes a policy tracker <energyfinancedatabase.org/#/tracker> that scores G20 country and MDB policies dealing with exclusions of oil, gas, and coal as well as β€œindirect” public finance for fossil fuels.

Alongside the launch of the database we have published a briefing <priceofoil.org/finance-database-briefing> explaining why these flows matter, how to use the database, and how public banks could unlock a just transition if they weren’t so busy funding fossils.

The database – formerly called the Shift the Subsidies Database – was previously available by email request. It has been used widely by governments, academics, media, civil society groups, and intergovernmental organizations including BloombergNEF, Reuters, Energy Monitor, Nature, and Cambridge University. We invite you to continue to use it to ensure that governments make public finance work for a liveable future.

*Robyn Hugo*
*Director: Climate Change Engagement*
+27 82 389 4357 | rhugo@justshare.org.za / www.justshare.org.za
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