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Green bonds and debt swaps are a bad way to fund biodiversity, decarbonisation

  • Green bonds are growing strongly; green debt swaps now appear to be a thing; both are likely to get a boost at COP26

  • They will be distortionary, only pricing ecosystem services from high debt countries, with poor delivery track-records

  • To address climate change, development aid for ecosystem services and energy transition must be explicit and efficient

Green bonds and debt swaps are a bad way to fund biodiversity, decarbonisation
Paul Domjan
Paul Domjan

Senior Contributing Analyst

Tellimer Research
23 October 2021
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