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...
Export Credit Agencies and Climate Change: a briefing for Cancun
After the collapse of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) talks in Copenhagen in December 2009, the future financial architecture for funding climate change mitigation and adaptation continues to be fiercely...
Fools gold: How the planet pays the price for Europes export credits
Member States' Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) are undermining EU climate objectives by providing billions of euros worth of support for highly carbon-intensive projects and "techno-fixes" masquerading as environmental solutions....
European ECA support to carbon intensive industries, a research paper by Profundo
This research conducted for FERN analyses the involvement of all 21 ECAs of EU member countries in the financing of carbon-intensive industries during the period 2004-2009.
The Changing Landscape of Export Credit Agencies in the Context of the Global Financial Crisis
With the onset of the global financial crisis and the subsequent squeeze in credit and insurance markets, there is a renewed global demand for export credit and investment insurance products offered by ECAs.The effects of the...
Avoiding solutions: How Export Credit Agencies help companies that continue to evade tax
This briefing note shows the folly of G-20 plans to increase ECAs’ capacity without ensuring they bring in regulations aimed at halting their support for companies that take advantage of tax avoidance loopholes such as offshore...
Export Credit Debt. How ECA support to corporations indebts the worlds poor
This briefing note by Both ENDS and FERN highlights the fairly hidden role of Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) in the debt problems of many developing countries. It explains how export credit debt comes about, and clarifies how the...
Bankrolling Climate Change: Why it is time to end Hermes flights of fancy
While the threat of climate change and the urgent need for action become ever clearer, air transport and other polluting industries are expanding on a massive scale. Supposed green pioneers such as Germany are supporting the trade...
Exporting Destruction. Export credits, illegal logging and deforestation
Exporting Destruction is the conclusion of research that included fieldwork in China, desk
studies, and a new financial review, all commissioned to shine a light on the role that export
credit agencies (ECAs) play in financing global deforestation. Through detailed case studies
and historical research, FERN has been able to produce a set of policy recommendations that
would, if implemented effectively, bring export credits in line with other publicly-funded institutions and reduce their potential for negative social and environmental impacts.
Accessing environmental information in and from the European Community. A practical guide to your right to know.
This new report explains how the Aarhus Convention on access to environmental information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters is going to increase transparency, public...