Rather than building momentum towards COP27 through delivering strong policies and a harmonized approach to implementing the collective promise to end international public finance for fossil fuels by the end of 2022, the Summit was overshadowed by backsliding.
CSOs say that Export Finance for Future (E3F) countries must deliver on pledge to stop funding fossil fuels
Today, a month before ministers from Export Finance for Future (E3F) countries gather to discuss progress on aligning their export finance with climate objectives, CSOs are sending letters to urge E3F members to deliver on their stop funding fossils pledge.
France restricts oil and gas finance to meet climate commitments, piling pressure on Germany, USA, Canada to follow suit
France fulfils commitment made at 2021 UN Climate Conference, ending almost all government-backed financing for international fossil fuel projects.
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
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.
CSOs say E3F countries need to act with urgency and integrity to meet commitments to end export finance for fossil fuels
The time has come for ambitious E3F action, not just ambitious words. We do not want to see a year of vague compromises and exceptions that water the commitment down and lead to continued support for fossil fuels, such as gas – as this not only puts the climate at risks, it also locks countries in the south into fossil dependence with all the economic risks that come along.
New research: E3F countries need to shift their EUR 20 billion in export finance for fossil fuels to renewables
A policy brief released today by OCI and ODI shows that despite their commitment to align financial flows with climate goals under the Paris Agreement adopted in 2015, the E3F countries still provided €20 billion in export finance for fossil fuel projects abroad between 2018 and 2020.
Oil Change Response to newly launched Export Finance for Future (E3F) coalition
This new coalition will coordinate actions between nations leading the charge on eliminating public finance for fossil fuels, and will build momentum to provide political guidance in future multilateral negotiations.