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Türkiye goes green in record time

Swedish greentech suppliers and EKN may help fund and realise one of the world’s most ambitious energy transition programmes.

Türkiye goes green in record time
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Railway to the future

Electric transport is about much more than cars and buses. Here’s how global rail giants transform railroading into a high-tech mode of transport – and a Swedish export success – capable of replacing fossil-fuelled airplanes and vehicles.

Railway to the future
The panel during the NZECA event during COP28

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Trade takes centre stage at COP28

To deliver more sustainable global trade, eight leading ECAs unveiled a new net-zero alliance in Dubai. “Public finance has been the missing piece in the net-zero financial landscape,” commented a UN source.

Trade takes centre stage at COP28

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Metals demand seen rising by 500%

A successful net-zero transition relies heavily on strategic metals and minerals. How can export finance help boost supply and ensure sustainable mining practices?

Metals demand seen rising by 500%
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Swedish cables connect a greener future

The energy transition has triggered a boom in demand for power cables that can transport the green energy harvested by solar and wind farms over long distances. The drive to renew and connect national grids further fuel demand at cable maker NKT, with major export production in Sweden and guarantees from EKN.

Swedish cables connect a greener future
the Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Johan Forssell visiting ADB.

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Regional development banks crucial in funding climate action

The battle against climate change is won or lost in Asia and the Pacific. New and innovative blended financing schemes involving multiple institutions and greentech from leading suppliers hold the key.

Regional development banks crucial in funding climate action
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New guarantees to boost green lending

To stimulate green investments at home and abroad, EKN and Riksgälden offer new and attractive guarantees with higher risk cover, while SEK offers financing and funding.

New guarantees to boost green lending
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Up to 100% risk cover with new green guarantee

The new Green Export Credit Guarantee from EKN offers up to 100 percent risk cover for exports to projects that comply with the EU taxonomy.

Up to 100% risk cover with new green guarantee
Wind mills at sea

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“Navigating turbulent times for Nordic trade” was the motto at GTR Nordics 2022, where a record number of visitors learned about the relevance of Nordic clean-tech in building a climate-resilient future.

nordic-clean-tech-takes-on-the-world-with-export-finance
A stage at COP27

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COP27: “Funding and skills gaps need closing”

Participants from across the world arrived at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheik to agree on measures to halt the escalating climate change. Delegates from EKN worked hard to raise awareness of the role of export financing in funding the transition.

COP27: “Funding and skills gaps need closing”
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Drinking water for 3 million people

Almost 1,200 rural villages and towns in Côte d’Ivoire will have access to drinking water through a new EKN-supported project that promises a “massive impact” on local communities and women in particular.

Drinking water for 3 million people
Water in Africa at night

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“Water is life”

A water treatment project in Ghana provides 400,000 with clean drinking water and reduces the need to walk long distances to fetch water. “EKN and SEK were important to help structure a competitive financing structure”, says Desislava Radeva at Standard Chartered Bank.

“Water is life”
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Green bonds hit the USD 1 trillion mark

The rapidly growing investor appetite for sustainable investment is good news for the transition to a carbon-free society, which will require substantial funding as well as export credit risk cover to enable developing countries to join in. But how is sustainability defined and monitored – and can green investment be further incentivised to speed up the transition?

Green bonds hit the USD 1 trillion mark
Sign from COP

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COP26: “The financial sector has a key role to play”

Marie Aglert, Head of Business Area Large Corporates at EKN, attended the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow. The important role of the financial sector in the climate transition and the need for a modernisation of the OECD framework were among her takeaways.

COP26: “The financial sector has a key role to play”
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Smooth ferry leasing secured

A novel guarantee construction from EKN brings a new class of energy-efficient and environmentally adapted ferries to international waters as passenger traffic is set to bounce back in the wake of eased travel restrictions.

Smooth ferry leasing secured