Capital Monitor: China is stopping financing coal power overseas – so what?

Capital Monitor: China is stopping financing coal power overseas – so what?

if the announcement only applies to projects announced from September 2021 onwards, it will have “very few climate-saving impacts because negotiation and implementation of any agreement for coal takes years” and the average coal-fired power plant operates for at least 40 years, says Wang Wawa, programme director at Just Finance International.

Reaction to EU Parliament Resolution on forced labour in Serbia’s Linglong tyre factory and environmental protests in Serbia

Brussels, 16 December 2021: Reacting to the passing of an EU Parliament vote on an urgent resolution on forced Vietnamese labour in Serbia’s Linglong tyre factory, and environmental protests in Serbia [1], Wawa Wang, program director of Just Finance International, said: “The overwhelming majority of Members of the European Parliament today recognised there is a… Continue reading Reaction to EU Parliament Resolution on forced labour in Serbia’s Linglong tyre factory and environmental protests in Serbia

The Diplomat: Despite Xi’s Pledge, China Is Financing Coal Power Plants in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Despite a pledge to stop financing coal power abroad, overseas coal power plants financed by Chinese banks and state-owned enterprises are still moving forward – including in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Read the full story by Wawa Wang and Nils Resare in the Diplomat here.

CSOs welcome political commitment to end international oil, gas, and coal finance by end of 2022, say others need to follow suit

Glasgow, 4 November 2021 – Today at COP26, more than 20 countries and institutions, including the United States, Canada, Mali and Costa Rica, launched a joint statement committing to end direct international public finance for unabated coal, oil and gas by the end of 2022 and prioritize clean energy finance. After a wave of commitments… Continue reading CSOs welcome political commitment to end international oil, gas, and coal finance by end of 2022, say others need to follow suit

Revised OECD Agreement on Export Credit Restrictions for Coal Plants “Full of Loopholes”

Paris, 4 November 2021: Just Finance International today branded a revised OECD agreement intended to restrict export credit to support international coal-fired power plants as “full of loopholes”, as it allows continued pollution of the global environment. In practice, the new agreement – a revision of a 2015 agreement and effective as of 1 November… Continue reading Revised OECD Agreement on Export Credit Restrictions for Coal Plants “Full of Loopholes”

Response: G20 ends public financing for international coal-fired power projects, we ask China to walk away from Western Balkan coal projects immediately.

G20 nations including China have agreed to ending public financing for international coal-fired power projects this year, following on from similar commitments by the G7 and the OECD. China, the world’s top financier for the construction of international coal-fired power projects, still currently has over 1.7 GW of planned coal-fired power plants and the 350 MW Kostolac B3 coal-fired power project under construction in the Western Balkan countries in Southeast Europe… Continue Reading