UKEF vs. Global Witness: Determining the Role and Status of Export Credit Agencies for Sustainable Development

On 9th December 2020, the United Kingdom National Contact Point [UK NCP] for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises [OECD Guidelines]] rejected a complaint filed by the international non-governmental organization Global Witness against UK Export Finance [UKEF] for failing to address climate concerns by providing credit to fossil fuel industries worldwide. In a controversial statement, the UK NCP rejected the …