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Fossil fuel financing
This page summarises our 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 were originally included in our Banking on Climate Change 2020 report, published in March 2020. The tables below also include updated assessments of bank policies implemented since then. 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 (20 possible points)
- Policies on Arctic oil and gas (20 possible points)
- Policies on offshore oil and gas (20 possible points)
- Policies on fracked oil and gas (20 possible points)
- Policies on liquefied natural gas (LNG) (20 possible points)
- Policies on other/conventional oil and gas (20 possible points)
- An overall policy score on coal financing (80 possible points), reflecting the quality of
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 coal and oil and gas policies.
See here for banks' exposure to all fossil fuel sectors in 2016-2019.
Bank policy scores on fossil fuel financing
Total: 17.5 point out of 200
2.5 point out of 120 for oil and gas policy.
15 points out of 80 for coal policy.
Total: 3.5 point out of 200
3.5 point out of 120 for oil and gas policy.
0 points out of 80 for coal policy.
A bank can obtain a total of 200 policy points for its overall 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 (0-50 points), followers (50.5-100 points), front runners (100.5-150 points) or leaders (150.5-200 points).
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.