the fossil fuel industry and its funders
Global Oil & Gas Exit List (GOGEL)
Urgewald, along with 50 other NGOs , publishes the Global Oil & Gas Exit List (GOGEL), the reference database on companies involved in the extraction and transportation of conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons. This list provides detailed information on 901 companies, including their expansion plans that are recognized as incompatible with the objective of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C.
The GCEL provides in-depth data on over 1,000 companies and over 2,000 subsidiaries operating along the thermal coal value chain. It is the world’s most comprehensive public database on the coal industry.
The Scorecard analyzes the evolving role of the global insurance industry in the fossil fuel sector and in avoiding catastrophic climate collapse. It focuses on 30 leading primary insurers and reinsurers, assessing and scoring their policies on insuring and investing in coal, oil, gas, and other aspects of climate (in)action.
Banking on Chaos: Fossil Fuel Finance Report 2022
Fossil fuel financing from the world’s 60 largest banks has reached USD $4.6 trillion in the six years since the adoption of the Paris Agreement, with $742 billion in fossil fuel financing in 2021alone. Overall fossil fuel financing remains dominated by four U.S. banks — JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America — who together account for one quarter of all fossil fuel financing identified over the last six years. RBC is Canada’s worst banker of fossil fuels, with Barclays as the worst in Europe and MUFG as the worst in Japan.
Private equity firms are fueling the climate crisis and environmental injustice with investments in fracked gas, oil pipelines, coal plants, and offshore drilling. The private equity executives featured in this report lead 12 firms that have substantial investments in fossil fuels.