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Nature and Climate Bond Facility in the news

Bloomberg


Nature Bonds May Be the Next Big Thing for Emerging Markets


The group’s proposals would tie the cost of debt repayments to quantified biodiversity and emissions-reductions targets, meaning borrowers would have to pay less interest if they hit those. Countries might also be able to pay back debt using carbon credits.

Environmental Finance


Pakistan could become the first sovereign to issue a nature performance bond, it has been

revealed.

“Pakistan is working to recover from Covid protecting nature and creating green jobs by piloting a new type of ‘nature performance bond”

said Malik Amin Khan, advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Climate Change and vice president of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).


There is growing global momentum towards linking sovereign debt payments with quantifiable performance on biodiversity protection.”


The development comes as NGO Finance for Biodiversity (F4B) called for a nature and

climate sovereign bond facility to be c reated to encourage developing countries to issue

such bonds, to support their recovery from the pandemic by investing in natural capital to

support inclusive, long-term sustainable development


World Bank


My word is my bond: Linking sovereign debt with national sustainability commitments


"One way to link sustainable sovereign financing with national climate and biodiversity commitments could be through sovereign sustainability-linked bonds."

Responsible Investor


ENDS Europe

Environews Nigeria


Business Times Singapore