ESCWA, in collaboration with Open Society Foundations, is organizing a regional consultation with civil society organizations (CSOs) to introduce the Climate/SDGs Debt Swap – Donor Nexus Initiative. The aim is to improve climate action and economic justice; develop a shared understanding of the aspects of the initiative and perspectives of the participating civil society organizations; understand country-specific considerations; and promote regional peer learning and sharing of experiences.
Points of discussion:
• Fiscal and climate crisis in the Arab region
• Understanding debt swap: concepts and practices
• ESCWA Climate/SDGs Debt Swap – Donor Nexus Initiative and engagement with member States
• Perspectives of CSOs in developing climate/SDGs debt swap programmes