Start your own research by using one of the following open databases:

2018: Global Fossil Fuel Reserves

We have compiled a list with all proven fossil fuel reserves per country which you can download here. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The EJOLT project – Open data atlas

Explore the EJOLT (Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities and Trade) database – called ‘the Map of Environmental Justice’ Atlas – of thematic maps covering ecological distribution conflicts around the world, among others on fossil fuels.

Go to the EJOLT Atlas

Climate change laws of the world – Open database

Search this database on climate change lesiglation and litigation around the world from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and Sabin Center for Climate Change Law.

Go to the database

Climate watch – Open data platform

Explore data on greenhousegas emissions per country, compare country’s Nationally Determined Contributions or explore links between the Sustainable Development Goals and climate goals.

Go to Climate Watch


Recommended Video’s:

Introducing ‘Enanga’: African Great Lakes Transboundary Observatory – Enanga is an online platform sharing photo and video testimonies from across Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda on the problems and promises of natural resources. Enanga combines community perspectives captured in photo and video documentaries with expert analysis to foster accountable and participative natural resource management solutions. Read more

Fracking in Columbia: ‘Fracking moves Blindly in Columbia‘ (in Spanish).

Recommended Platforms/Organizations:

  • The Carbon Tracker Initiative. Carbon Tracker is an independent financial think tank that carries out in-depth analysis on the impact of the energy transition on capital markets and the potential investment in high-cost, carbon-intensive fossil fuels. 
  •, an international environmental organization is building a global movement against fossil fuels and advocates fossil fuel divestment..

Recommended Readings:

Temper, L., et al. Y(2013). Towards a Post-Oil Civilization: Yasunization and other initiatives to leave fossil fuels in the soil. EJOLT Report No. 6, 204 p.

Avendaño, T.R., Roa, M.C., Toloza, J. & Navas, L.M. (eds). Como agua y aceite /Conflictos socioambientales por la extracción de petróleo / Like Oil and Water. Social environmental conflicts due to oil extraction in Colombia and the Utopia of the Ecuadorian proposal, (in Spanish).

Avendaño, T.R. (Ed.) (2018) Transición energética en Colombia: aproximaciones, debates y propuestas / Energy transition in Colombia: Approaches, debates and proposals. Heinrich Böll Stiftung. Bogotá, (In Spanish).

Avendaño, T.R. (2013). Abrigando Futuros: Moratoria petrolera: el carácter estratégico de la propuesta / Sheltering Futures: Proposals for living fossil fuels unexploited in Latin America, (in Spanish).

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