Lobby and advocacy • Export credit insurance • Eastern Europe
The way we produce, consume and invest has a global impact. Climate change knows no borders and the choices we make here can influence livelihoods on the other side of the globe. We therefore have a responsibility to view our choices from a global perspective and to make our policies fair and sustainable.
Instead, governments and businesses have prioritised wealth over well being for ages, at the cost of human and animal suffering, environmental degradation and global warming. It is now time to put people and environment first. This is what I strive for at Both ENDS.
I do this both by influencing Dutch policy abroad, as well as giving affected communities a seat at the table at Dutch and international policy platforms. For example, one of the areas I work on is making public financial flows fossil-free. That way, we can make public finance become part of the solution, not contribute to existing problems.
News / 19 May 2022
Both ENDS and 95 other organisations* today sent a letter to State Secretary for Finance Marnix van Rij and Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Liesje Schreinemacher calling on them to implement the Glasgow Declaration in full. In this agreement, which the Netherlands and 33 other countries signed at the Glasgow climate conference, the signatory countries pledge to stop all public funding for fossil projects by the end of 2022.
Press release / 19 May 2022
122 CSOs warn signatory countries they have only six months left to meet COP26 commitment to end international public finance for all fossil fuels
Today, 122 civil society groups are releasing letters to eleven government signatories to the Glasgow Statement on International Public Support for the Clean Energy Transition, laying out the actions they must take as soon as possible to meet their commitment. In this joint statement at COP26, 35 countries and 5 public finance institutions committed to end their international public finance for 'unabated' fossil fuels by the end of 2022, and instead prioritise their "support fully towards the clean energy transition."
News / 4 March 2022
Hundreds of organisations from dozens of countries have expressed solidarity with the Ukrainian people in a collective call on world governments to end fossil fuel production once and for all. The current crisis sees Putin weaponising oil and gas money to threaten livelihoods and fuel terror with escalating violence, underscoring the fossil fuel system's role in driving conflict.
Publication / 17 February 2022