Climate/SDGs Debt Swap Initiative - ESCWA
15 Dec 2020

UTC+2 Beirut time

Expert Group Meeting

Climate/SDGs Debt Swap Initiative


The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) organized an Expert Group Meeting to launch a Climate/SDG Debt Swap Initiative in the Arab region. The objective of the meeting was to:

Ø Explore the opportunities of a “Climate/SDGs Debt Swap” initiative for Arab States, its socio-economic consequences, potential challenges and implementation arrangements, from the perspectives of the creditors, debtors and donors.

Ø Identify potential partners and create a network of strategic stakeholders.

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