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Volume 21, Issue 11

November 2022

  • ECAs are the worst public finance supporters of fossil fuels over clean energy
  • European countries back weakened ECA fossil fuel financing pledge
  • Canada 2nd in the G20 for fossil fuel subsidies
  • CSOs demand reduced OECD ECA support for oil and gas
  • US Exim lags on climate despite Biden’s pledges
  • There’s no time to waste — public capital is a key conduit to a just transition
  • Gas is a false route to Australian energy security
  • Heads of G7 ECAs meet in Toronto
  • Korea to become ECA driven battery powerhouse by 2030
  • UKEF to offer ECA support for most vulnerable climate change countries
  • Berne Union AGM examines access to ECA support in African free trade
  • US Exim Bank offers finance for Romanian nuclear plants
  • Kuwait to draw on $9.2 bln from ECAs on oil projects till 2025
  • UAE ECA Etihad extends guarantees worth $4.5bn in first 9 months of 2022
  • FLASH: Italy's SACE considering fossil fuel projects with 3.5 X Italy's annual emissions

October 2022

  • Finland joins growing list of countries restricting international oil & gas finance
  • Friends of the Earth US asks Biden to "RELEASE THE GUIDANCE!"
  • Italy pushes to weaken European fossil fuel financing pledge
  • German ECA supported defense system for Egypt diverted to Ukraine
  • Korean Eximbank holds OECD Environmental and Social Practitioners' Meeting
  • South Korean ECAs challenged during National Assembly session about Barossa Project
  • Trade unions call for a just net-zero aviation transition including ECA support for aviation finance
  • Cesce and Alstom sign a strategic agreement to promote green exports
  • Loss of ECA finance harms lower impact deep water oil and gas says offshore chief
  • GTR: Export finance in a post-pandemic world
  • Russia may start providing ECA finance to importers of its grain
  • Ukraine calls on banks to support exports through new ECA mechanisms
  • Brazilian ECA to fund Embraer aircraft exports to SkyWest
  • Saudi Electricity Company lands Swedish ECA backed finance for Egypt electricity interconnection