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COP27: What are debt-for-climate swaps and how can they help developing countries?

COP27 debt-for-climate swaps Prime Minister Barbados Mia Mottley United Nations General Assembly UN Headquarters

COP27: Debt-for-climate swaps allow countries to reduce their debt obligations in exchange for a commitment to finance domestic climate projects. Image: REUTERS/Mike Segar

Soyoung Oh
Junior Research Fellow, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
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Costa Rica has carried out two debt-for-nature swaps with the United States. Image: REUTERS/Regis Duvignau


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