Letter / 20 February 2023

Letter of international CSO's to Dutch Parliament: close gaps in Dutch policy on limiting public finance to fossil fuels

In October 2022, the Dutch government published a policy to implement the COP26 statement in which it promised to stop public finance for fossil fuel projects abroad by the end of 2022 . The proposed policy, unfortunately, has quite some  'loopholes' that make it possible for the Dutch government to keep supporting large fossil projects abroad for at least another year. These projects often run for years and will have a negative impact on the countries where they take place for decades to come.

Almost 60 organisations from countries that face the consequences of fossil fuel projects or stand in solidarity, have undersigned this letter. It has been sent today to our Members of Parliament, to call upon them to vote against any form of fossil export support.

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