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.
Is this even legal? Governments propping up fossil fuel production with public money.
Despite the need to rapidly wind-down fossil fuels to avert the worst of the climate crisis, governments worldwide continue to prop up fossil fuel production with huge sums of public money. They may be breaking international law.
Export credit agencies and states potentially at risk of climate litigation over finance for fossil fuels
A new legal opinion lays out the international law obligations of ECAs that are responsible for tens of billions of dollars per year in support for fossil fuels.
International Obligations Governing the Activities of Export Credit Agencies in Connection With the Continued Financing of Fossil Fuel-Related Projects and Activities
This new legal opinion finds that export credit agencies could be in violation of their international legal obligations if they do not take action to reduce their financing of fossil fuel-related activities imminently.
Risking It All: How Export Development Canada’s Support for Fossil Fuels Drives Climate Change
This report reveals the disconnect between Canada’s promises on climate change and the actions of its official export credit agency, Export Development Canada (EDC), in propping up the oil and gas industry.
It’s past time for OECD countries to axe support for overseas coal and to #StopFundingFossils
Today – just a few months before landmark climate change negotiation in Paris – a little-known working group within the OECD met to discuss a big issue: should rich countries continue to push dirty coal technologies overseas, or should they finally set some limits on financing climate destruction? The question is an important one, as a … Read More
Analysis: Rich Nations Driving Global Coal Expansion
A new analysis of leaked OECD data finds that over the last decade, export credit agency finance has played a significant role in supporting coal power generation globally.