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...
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...
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...
Why Investment Matters: The Political Economy of International Investments
Investment is not just a blandly apolitical process by which money is mysteriously made to grow, but a process in which companies and governments define and redistribute access to assets, determining who accumulates wealth and at whose expense. This book, by Kavaljit Singh, aims to educate us how investment works, who the main players are and what trends are emerging.