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Explainer: Is there a market for debt-for-climate swaps?

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Negotiators at COP15 agreed to mobilise at least $200bn a year by 2030 to protect the world’s flora and fauna.(Photo: Kie-ker/Pixabay)

With a $125tn of investment required globally to meet the Paris Agreement goals, debt-for-climate swaps are gaining momentum as a solution to help rebuild climate finance trust between high and low-income countries, but experts call for changes to their structure. Research from the UN high-level climate action champions shows that ...

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