UK Green Trade and "de-Putinizing" the world economy

(Institute of Export and International Trade, London, 18 May 2022) UK International trade secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan has said green trade is central to growing the UK’s economy, achieving net zero and driving prosperity, as well as “De-Putinising” the global economy by cutting reliance on Russian oil and gas. Trevelyan said the Ukraine conflict underlined the need to phase out imports of Russian oil and gas, adding “These past months have highlighted the need to accelerate our journey as a global community away from hydrocarbons. To decisively turn our backs on the era of dependence on polluting fuels, and transition to a net zero future.” The minister also announced two new ‘green’ deals for British exporters to be delivered by UKEF, a £138m loan guarantee for electric power manufacturer Megger and a £50m sustainability-linked loan to construction company Mace.