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Export credit agencies: EU Forest Watch

Forestwatch Issue 145 and Copenhagen Special

  • EU Member States reject prohibition of the sale of illegal timber
  • NGOs reject Ecolabel for copying and graphic paper
  • Will Europe follow America’s ECAs in reducing GHGs
  • Integrated Product Policy and Beyond
  • Member States’ support binding biomass criteria
  • Copenhagen Update (Available in French and Spanish)

Forest Watch issue 142

  • G-20 Pittsburgh statement hopeful but clarity needed
  • Liberia’s choice
  • Malaysian déjà vu should suspend VPA process
  • Protesting Monoculture Tree Plantations
     
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Forestwatch issue 141

  • Obstacles on the road to sustainable bioenergy criteria
  • Climate haggling... to be continued
  • UK timber procurement: Help shape criteria
  • The Saami Council applauds breakthrough
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Forestwatch issue 140

  • Ilisu dam: teetering at the edge
  • Liberia’s dubious timber concessions
  • UK Environmental Audit Committee heeded
  • EU aid: must do better
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PDF iconBonn II meeting update.pdf131.11 KB

Forest watch Issue 137

  • Fossil Fools day 2009 targets the G20
  • India: The hidden costs of free trade
  • Natura 2000 and CEPF
  • Urging recognition of forest peoples’ rights
  • Liberia negotiations begin
  • EU calendar online
  • FERN moves to Mundo-B
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Forestwatch Issue 136

  • Forests in EU-China bilateral agreements
  • Liberia received praise where due
  • Closer eye on EU finance?
  • EU illegal timber proposal strengthened
  • Climate Package disappoints
  • DG ENV boss shuns offsets
  • Reducing emissions or playing with numbers?
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PDF iconPlaying with numbers.pdf112.95 KB

Forestwatch Issue 135

  • DRC: ninety-one logging contracts cancelled
  • Communication acknowledges failings of the CDM
  • Diluting the Renewable Energy Directive’s benefits
  • The trouble with market schemes: A US example
     
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PDF iconFLEGT Update124.19 KB

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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 info@fern.org. 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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