France fulfils commitment made at 2021 UN Climate Conference, ending almost all government-backed financing for international fossil fuel projects.
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Sweden restricts international oil and gas finance to deliver on climate commitment
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.
The clock is ticking: Ambitious export credit climate policies needed to implement the Glasgow Statement
By Nina Pusic Often hidden from public view, export credit agencies (ECAs) hold a make-or-break role when it comes to achieving the 1.5°C warming goals of the Paris Agreement and averting climate catastrophe. Their export support, in the form of loans, loan guarantees and insurance, helps domestic companies limit the risk of selling goods … Read More
Explainer: What the COP26 and G7 promises to stop funding fossils in 2022 mean for climate and communities
39 countries and institutions signed a joint commitment to end any support for fossil fuels flowing abroad by the end of 2022, and in its place prioritize finance for clean energy. Recently the G7 reaffirmed their commitment and were now also joined by Japan, the only G7 member who hadn’t signed on. Here’s what that means.
Belgian export credit agency restricts oil and gas finance to meet climate commitment, but leaves gas loopholes
Credendo’s new policy is meant to implement the Glasgow commitment to end international public finance for fossil fuels by the end of 2022, but it leaves loopholes for existing oil and gas fields and gas-fired power.
Report: Countries could shift almost USD 28 billion/year from fossil fuels to jump-start the energy transition—if they follow through on their pledges
The Glasgow Statement on public finance requires signatories to end new direct overseas support for fossil fuels by the end of 2022 and fully prioritize finance for a clean and just energy transition. But only a handful of signatories have begun to turn these pledges into action.
CSOs condemn G7 leaders for caving in to gas industry and weakening pledge to end international public finance for fossil fuels
G7 leaders watered down a commitment made in May by their energy ministers to end international public finance for fossil fuels by the end of this year, drawing a swift rebuke from climate and development campaigners.
Response: G7 ministers pledge to end public finance for fossil fuels by the end of this year, prioritizing clean energy support instead
Today G7 climate, energy and environment ministers issued a communique committing to end public finance for fossil fuels by the end of this year.
Opportunity to shift G7 finance from fossils to clean energy
This briefing illustrates how G7 public finance flows remain severely misaligned with climate goals. G7 public finance for fossil fuels between 2018 and 2020 totalled over USD 100 billion, four times its support for renewable energy.
122 CSOs warn there is only six months left to meet joint COP26 commitment to end international public finance for fossil fuels
Russia’s war in Ukraine and fuel price spikes mean international public finance institutions must roll out rapid decarbonization and aid packages, not back track by locking in new fossil infrastructure.