2023.08.29_Joint CSO Letter to US EXIM on Papua Liquefied Natural Gas Project
29 August 2023
Approval of this project would contradict the United States’ commitment made at the United Nations Climate Summit in 2021 under the Clean Energy Transition Partnership,1 where the Biden Administration explicitly committed the United States to “end new, direct public support for the international unabated fossil fuel energy sector within one year of signing this statement.”2 Approval of this projec. [...] 8 Jubilee Australia Research Network and the Centre for Environmental Law and Community Rights (2023) “Building on What Works: PNG’s Energy Policy and Practice for Climate and People” p.11 9 Colin Filer (2019) ‘Methods in the madness: The ‘landowner problem’ in the PNG LNG project’, Discussion Paper 76, February, Develo. [...] Jubilee Australia Research Network and the Centre for Environmental Law and Community Rights (2023) “Building on What Works: PNG’s Energy Policy and Practice for Climate and People” 12 Kevin Morrison (2023) “IEEFA Papua LNG Project – Financiers taking the risk” IEEFA. [...] In addition to these climate and financial risks, Pacific civil society and governments have repeatedly called for the end of all fossil fuels in order to safeguard a habitable climate for the region,14 as warming above 1.5°C risks the habitability of many Pacific island communities. [...] Given these enormous risks associated with the Papua LNG Project, we as civil society organizations across the United States and Pacific call on US EXIM to reject this project and take immediate action to implement the Clean Energy Transition Partnership (CEPT), by announcing a fossil fuel exclusion policy which most other high-income signatories of the CEPT have already done.15 Thank you for your.