Tracking and visualizing states as fossil fuel owners

Nation states still own and control about 60% of global oil and gas production. This makes states as owners important actors for global decarbonization efforts. At the same time, we have little systematic knowledge about where exactly states are invested in fossil fuel companies, especially cross-border.

What are we trying to achieve and how?  

Using the largest dataset on fossil fuel state ownership, this project seeks to understand how strong states are invested in fossil fueled companies around the world. To do so, we will create an open source visualization and tracking tool of (cross-border) flows and apply it in the context of fossil fuel investment.
This tool will allow researchers, journalists and the general public to better understand the role of states in the ongoing green transformation; and to direct decarbonization demands more precisely and effectively at state actors.

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