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Kigali: the BRD’s landmark sustainability-linked bond issuance aligns with Rwanda’s Vision 2050 strategy to establish its capital as an international financial hub (Photo: Bing Guan/Bloomberg)
Africa & Middle East, Capital Markets
April 18, 2024

Sustainability-linked bonds: what can we learn from Rwanda?

SLBs are not suitable for debt-laden countries, but for other emerging markets they can help fill significant financing gaps and enable them to achieve their sustainable development goals
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Policy & Regulation, UAE
December 20, 2023

COP28 review: gender progress in climate action continues to be slow

From climate finance to national delegations, female voices are underrepresented in climate negotiations and conventions, further jeopardising a just transition
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COP27 Sharm El-Sheikh
Egypt, Policy & Regulation
April 19, 2023

Egypt’s financial regulator to launch VCM supervisory body

A voluntary carbon market committee is to be created as Egypt aims to establish itself as the go-to destination for carbon credit trading in Africa. Egypt’s Financial Regulation Authority is...
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Policy & Regulation, UAE
April 5, 2023

UAE publishes climate risk draft guidelines

UAE working group takes broad approach in proposed sustainable finance guidelines ahead of country's hosting of COP28. The United Arab Emirates’ Sustainable Finance Working Group — a body of federal...
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Africa & Middle East, Climate Finance, Policy & Regulation
October 13, 2022

African governments push to close the climate funding gap

Africa contributes much less to climate change than developed countries yet suffers its worst effects. Ahead of COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, the region’s finance and environment chiefs are calling for...
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