Linking Investment and Human Rights: the case of export credit agencies
Export Credit Agencies
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Export credit agencies (ECAs) are public agencies that provide government backed loans and insurance to corporations.
Export Development Canada -backed mine leaves a sea of cyanide
Groups call on G8 Environment Ministers to Improve Environmental Standards of Export Credit Agencies
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Canada behind leaders in Export Credit Agency reform EDC continues to operate in secret
For immediate release.
Ottawa, March 31, 2002. Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada's export credit agency, released environmental and disclosure practices yesterday that fall far behind the leaders in export credit agency reform.
EDC criticized on International Day of Action Against Dams and for Rivers
Canadian organizations call on Export Development Canada to change new, weak environmental policy
For Immediate Release
Comments and critiques of EDC’s Environmental Review Directive and recommendations by the Working Group - March 1, 2002
EXPORT DEVELOPMENT CANADA’S NEW ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY WILL NOT STOP IT FROM FINANCING ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS
NGO Coalition calls for policy to be re-drafted following a public comment period
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SIERRA CLUB OF CANADA
NEWS RELEASE -- Wednesday December 12, 2001
INTERNATIONAL OPPOSITION TO ROMANIAN REACTOR
The Sierra Club of Canada has denounced a risky request for 390 million dollars in Canadian taxpayer funds to finance a second CANDU reactor in Romania. Public interest groups in Europe are also calling on their respective governments, export credit agencies and the European Commission to oppose loans for the Cernavoda-2 CANDU reactor in Romania.
PRESS RELEASE- ECA-Watch Campaign
December 03, 2001
Another one bites the dust :
OECD negotiations break down again
For the second time in three years, major international negotiations have broken down at the OECD. Then, it was the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, the “MAI”. This time, it is an attempt at negotiating common environmental guidelines for export credit agencies (ECAs), the world’s largest official financiers of environmentally and socially destructive projects in developing countries.