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Fossil fuel financing
This page summarises our latest assessments of the overall fossil fuel finance policies of the world’s largest banks, evaluating their progress on restricting financing for different types of fossil fuels. These assessments follow the methodology of the Banking on Climate Chaos 2021 report, published in March 2021. For banks’ scores on specific fossil fuel subsectors, including coal mining and coal power, tar sands, Arctic and offshore drilling, fracking and liquefied natural gas (LNG), see the links below.
On this page you'll find an overall policy score on fossil fuel financing (with 200 possible points) consisting of:
- A policy score on oil and gas financing (120 possible points), reflecting the quality of
- Policies on tar sands (18 possible points)
- Policies on Arctic oil and gas (18 possible points)
- Policies on offshore oil and gas (18 possible points)
- Policies on fracked oil and gas (18 possible points)
- Policies on liquefied natural gas (LNG) (18 possible points)
- Policies on other/conventional oil and gas (30 possible points)
- An overall policy score on coal financing (80 possible points), reflecting the quality of
For policies on fossil fuel expansion, see here.
Overall policy scores on fossil fuel financing
The table below shows banks’ aggregate policy score on all types of fossil fuels. The 'details' section in the table provides further detail per bank on how it scored for oil and gas and coal policies.
See here for banks' exposure to all fossil fuel sectors in 2016-2020.
Bank policy scores on fossil fuel financing
Total: 50.5 points out of 200
20.5 point out of 120 for oil and gas policy.
30 points out of 80 for coal policy.
Total: 68 points out of 200
24 points out of 120 for oil and gas policy.
44 points out of 80 for coal policy.
Total: 17.5 points out of 200
2.5 points out of 120 for oil and gas policy.
15 points out of 80 for coal policy.
A bank can obtain a total of 200 policy points for its fossil fuel policies; 120 possible points for oil and gas policies and 80 possible points for coal policies. Based on this score banks are then classified as laggards, followers, front runners or leaders.
Our policy assessments are always a work in progress and we very much welcome any feedback, especially from banks included in them. You can of course also contact us for more information on specific scores and the latest policy changes. Please get in touch at email@example.com.