Instead of ending oil and gas finance, the OECD has enacted new public financial incentives for the fossil fuel industry, including for hydrogen and ammonia created from fossil gas, as part of its new “climate-friendly” incentives for Export Credit Agencies (ECAs).
Last week, OECD countries failed to conclude negotiations on climate friendly incentives to align Export Credit Agencies, the world’s largest international financiers of fossil fuels, with international climate goals.
As the deadline for implementing the Glasgow Statement looms, the Swedish export credit agencies, SEK and EKN, have released an updated policy. A previously-released policy aligned Swedfund – the Swedish development finance institution – with the Glasgow Statement. SEK and EKN’s new policy ends almost all support to fossil fuels by 31st December 2022, with some limited exemptions.