Linking sovereign debt to climate and nature outcomes: A guide for debt managers and environmental decision makers - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

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Linking sovereign debt to climate and nature outcomes: A guide for debt managers and environmental decision makers

Country: Arab region

Publication Type: Information material

Cluster: Shared Economic Prosperity

Focus Area: 2030 Agenda, Financing for development, Climate change, Macroeconomics, Debt and fiscal policy

Initiatives: Climate/SDGs Debt Swap, Debt Optimization to Enhance Fiscal Space

SDGs: Agenda 2030, Goal 13: Climate Action, Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals, Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Keywords: Debt, Debt management, Climate change, Development finance

Linking sovereign debt to climate and nature outcomes: A guide for debt managers and environmental decision makers

April 2022

This guide addresses the triple crisis of high and rising debt levels in developing countries, the climate change emergency, and the accelerated degradation of the natural world. It outlines some of the innovations in sovereign debt financing that offer numerous benefits to indebted countries. The guide also provides useful information for governments seeking to achieve climate and nature outcomes, while simultaneously strengthening their sovereign balance sheets.

It breaks down the process of executing debt transactions for climate and nature into seven straightforward steps.

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2030 Agenda , Financing for development , Climate change , Macroeconomics , Debt and fiscal policy
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