European countries talk climate… but finance coal
WWF, April 2014
For the period 2007-2013 European countries still massively financed coal overseas, lending a total of $7 billion to coal projects despite several countries claiming to be climate leaders. In this briefing paper, WWF calls on European countries to immediately and publicly end their support for coal financing through multilateral development banks, national development finance institutions and export credit agencies. The report gives a good summary of the coal ban policies recently adopted by several international financial institutions and governments.