EKN måste kunna säga nej till importgarantier där risker för miljöförstöring, människorättskränkningar eller korruption är alltför stora
Det är grundläggande att Exportkreditnämnden, EKN, kan säga nej till affärer som riskerar att påverka klimatet och miljön negativt och där det finns risk för människorättskränkningar eller korruption. Det skriver Swedwatch i sitt remissvar med anledning av regeringens nya förslag på råvarugaranti - där EKN föreslås bli den myndighet som ska utfärda garantierna.
COP26 commitments welcomed but the outcome lacks substance in the most important areas
Denounced by many as one of the least inclusive in the history of climate negotiations, COP26 narrowly avoided failure by adapting the Glasgow Climate Pact at the very last minute. However, due to its several compromises, the most encouraging deals were those closed in parallel initiatives.
After nearly two weeks of negotiations, global leaders at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow managed
Swedwatch welcomes historic indictment against Swedish oil company executives
The chairman and former CEO of Swedish oil company Lundin Energy have been indicted for their involvement in international crimes, allegedly perpetrated between 1999 and 2003 during the civil war in Sudan. Swedwatch welcomes the indictment and urges the company and its shareholders to finally compensate the victims.
Between 1997 and 2003, Lundin Energy (then Lundin Oil) prospected for oil in so
Blood oil: The role of past investors in delivering access to justice
For more than ten years, a prosecutor has investigated the role that Swedish oil company Lundin Energy played in war crimes allegedly committed in the company’s concession area during the civil war in Sudan. For decades, the victims of these events have been waiting for justice. But what responsibility do the financial institutions that invested in the company have?
2021 marks the 10th annivers
Vilket ansvar har investerare för tidigare innehav?
I mer än tio år har svenska åklagare utrett om det finns kopplingar mellan oljebolaget Lundin Energys verksamhet i Sudan och krigsförbrytelser som ägde rum i landet under inbördeskriget. Lika länge har offren väntat på rättvisa.
Finance in Common: CSO voices still missing
The 2021 Finance in Common Summit left many asking the same question as the previous year: where was civil society? While the summit advanced on covid-19 support and partnerships between public development banks, it fell short in including community voices. However, a commitment to increase dialogue efforts gives reason to be cautiously optimistic.
On the 19-20th of October 2021 the
Open letter: Sweden should join call for fossil fuel phase out at COP26
Ahead of the COP26 summit, the Swedish government has shown climate leadership by announcing it will double its climate development aid by 2025. Next, Sweden should back a high-level initiative urging governments to phase out public finance support to fossil fuels overseas – an opportunity for Sweden to step up climate action in the area of export finance, Swedwatch and the Swedish Society for Nat
Time for Swedish leadership in carbon-free export finance
Despite positive steps taken by Swedish export credit agencies to stop its support to fossil fuel extraction and exploration, supporting projects in the oil and gas value chains is still allowed. Now is the time for Sweden to show climate leadership and to phase out export support to all fossil fuel energy projects, a new Swedwatch policy paper argues.
Significant progress has recently been mad
Hög tid för Sverige att agera för fossilfri exportfinansiering
Det är positivt att EKN och SEK upphört med exportkrediter till projekt inom utvinning och prospektering av fossila bränslen. Samtidigt kan de fortfarande bevilja lån och garantier till andra projekt inom värdekedjorna för olja och gas. Sverige bör visa klimatledarskap och upphöra med allt stöd till fossila energiprojekt.
Swedwatch calls for immediate end to export finance for fossil fuels
Swedwatch and a consortium of civil society organisations have called on European states to make a genuine commitment to tackling the climate crisis by immediately ending all financial support to exports benefiting fossil fuel industries.
In a statement last week, Swedwatch and partner organisations around the world expressed disappointment with a new initiative from a coalition of seven Europe
Investors must act to ensure respect for human rights as Sudan oil war trial looms
Two executives of the Swedish oil company Lundin Energy are being investigated as suspects in a war crimes investigation into alleged involvement in the Sudan civil war. A motion tabled at the company’s latest AGM accused it of seeking to deny and delay justice for victims of the war and proposed that the company apply a human rights approach to the legal defence strategy. Investors must se