Jul 19, 2022
EDC plans 15% cut to oil and gas portfolio by 2030
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Canada’s export credit agency is targeting a 15 per cent cut to its financing portfolio for upstream oil and gas production by 2030.
The target will include a 3 per cent shift -- against a 2020 baseline -- in the composition of production to gas from oil, recognizing that the former may play a role in supporting energy demand during the transition to net-zero emissions, Export Development Canada said.
EDC, a government-backed lender, also wants a 37 per cent reduction in emissions per passenger kilometer from its airlines portfolio by 2030, according to a statement released Tuesday.
The new targets for two sectors that make up a sizable portion of the agency’s financing business are part of its broader push to achieve net zero by 2050.