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Export Credits Guarantee Department

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what arrangements his Department has in place to monitor the extent to which support for carbon-intensive projects provided by the Export Credits Guarantee Department is consistent with Government policy on climate change. (200335)

ECGD’s Statement of Business Principles, published in 2000, includes the commitment that ECGD:

“will ensure [its] activities take into account the Government’s international policies, including those on sustainable development, environment, human rights, good governance and trade”.

The implementation of the Statement of Business Principles in relation to environmental issues is described further in ECGD’s Case Impact Analysis Process (CIAP), which is published on the ECGD website:

http://www.ecgd.gov.uk/ecgd_case_impact_analysis_process_-_may_2004-4.pdf