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Export credit agencies: EC Forest Platform News

Forest platform news issue 10

1. Integrating environmental issues into EC co-operation with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries
2. The European Parliament splits the Development instrument
3. New legal framework for funding human rights projects
4 No self-standing legal framework for promoting the environment

5. FLEGT process continues
6. FLEGT Projects: Experts’ meeting on Verification in the Forest Sector
7. FLEGT Projects: Forest Governance Facility – Cameroon

8. Understanding EU intricacies: new briefings and publications
9. What is the EC Forest Platform?

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Forest platform issue 9

Platform Debates

1. Cameroon: Support Programme for Non-State Actors – Civil society has its say
2. African, Caribbean and Pacific CSP process starts
3. EP votes for a separate and clearly defined Development Co-operation Instrument for the EU
4. EC aid for forests and environment
5. The EC has no strategy to address environmental issues in cooperation
6. African farmers say NO to EPAs

7. FLEGT Update
8. State of play of the FLEGT VPAs

News from around the World
9. Sarayaku community faces national and international public opinion
10. Independent Forest Monitoring reports document illegal activities in Honduran forests

11. Understanding EU intricacies: new briefings and publications
12. What is the EC Forest Platform?

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Most recent publications

Still exporting destruction: A civil society assessment of Export Credit Agencies’ compliance with EU Regulation (PE-CONS 46/11)

ECA Watch has prepared this ‘shadow report’ — with the support of other civil society groups — in order to assess current ECA practice in relation to issues such as transparency, public accountability and more generally, their compliance with the EU’s ob
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Member State compliance with Article 21 of the Lisbon Treaty

On 6 August 2012, ECA Watch and the European Coalition for Corporate Justice sent a letter to the President of the Commission Jose Manuel Barroso requesting a meeting to discuss how the Commission intends to monitor Member State compliance with Article 21 of the Lisbon Treaty and how NGOs can be involved in the elaboration of an appropriate compliance framework

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) default on its obligations to Export Credit Agencies

Press release launched on the day that more than 30 European non governmental organisations (NGOs)  delivered a letter calling on governments not to fund a new pulp mill proposed by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), one of the world's most controversial pulp and paper companies. The plant is planned to be build in Sumatra, Indonesia where APP is estimated to have already pulped more than two million hectares of natural rainforests.

Giving human rights credit: EU countries agree to toughen export loan scrutiny

A press release from ECA-Wach, Amnesty International and Eurodad. It welcomes EU permanent representatives' endorsement of the European Parliament’s proposal to make national export credit agencies (ECAs) more accountable for the support they give companies doing business around the world. The three organisations believe this move will increase transparency and human rights compliance and  hope that this will trigger more ambitious reforms in EU capitals, leading to a general reform in global ECA standards.

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Financing nuclear times

This newspaper style publication is available in hard copy from It outlines the history of Export Credit Agencies' support for the nuclear industry and concludes by detailing the destructive projects still in the pipeline.

Export Credit Agencies’ funding of disastrous nuclear projects put in the spotlight at G20 meeting

A press release launched on  the opening day of a meeting of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Nuclear Energy Agency. It explains how Export Credit Agency (ECA) support for the nuclear industry has increased the burden on indebted nations, fuelled the India, Pakistan arms race and continues to prop up a non financially viable industry. 

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