Crude Accountability recognizes the climate crisis as one of the most urgent human rights concerns of our time. We partner with local civil society organizations to monitor energy companies’ activities and track their impact on climate change. Oil and gas development is a key contributor to the current climate crisis, and in our work, we draw on decades of experience collaborating with communities impacted by oil and gas development to address policies and industry practices that contribute to climate change.
Our latest project consists of a series of interviews with and policy papers by environmental defenders from around the OSCE region. These regional experts provide overviews of different environmental issues from their communities and provide recommendations for the OSCE.
We call on countries and international financial institutions to uphold their commitments to environmentally sound practices and environmental protection.
Our advocacy efforts to address the climate crisis include keeping international financiers, companies, and governments accountable for their international commitments. To learn more about specific climate commitments by country, click below.
Relying on the latest scientific data, we also address climate justice and environmental rights in our research into the environmental impacts of hydrocarbon development.
As a founding member of the Climate Justice Working Group at the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP), Crude Accountability leads advocacy for climate justice in the OSCE region.
In our work, including with the CSP, we recognize the intersectionality of climate justice with gender issues, racism, impunity, violence, and human rights abuses. In this context, the Climate Justice Working Group gathers information about climate justice in the OSCE region, brings the issue to the forefront of OSCE concerns, and strengthens the capacity of the CSP’s ability to engage with topics including environmental degradation, human rights, and protection of environmental defenders from reprisals. The Working Group considers climate justice to be central to the mission of the OSCE’s human dimension.