Despite EU claims to be a leader in halting climate change, its trade and investment policies are making problems worse.
Among the most damaging institutions supported by EU policies are Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) and the European Investment Bank who continue to finance destructive activities and the fossil fuel industry.
Fern used to coordinate the ECA-Watch network, but we now focus on other areas of EU Trade and its effect on forests.
Export Credit Agencies related resources
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....