The Canadian oilpatch is concerned that a push led by former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney to demand further climate disclosures and climate risk assessments from global banks could increase scrutiny of investments in the Canadian oilsands and nascent liquefied natural gas sector.

Carney is set to leave his current job as Bank of England governor later this month to join the United Nations as a special envoy on climate change and finance, where he will be tasked with pushing financial institutions and banks for better disclosure on their investments in fossil fuels.