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United Nations Economic Commission for Africa - Ideas for a prosperous Africa United Nations Economic Commission for Africa - Ideas for a prosperous Africa ECA and partners support interbank market development in Zambia Language English Addis Ababa, 31 May 2022 (ECA) – The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), in collaboration with Bank of Zambia (BOZ), and Stichting Frontclear Technical Assistance Program (Stichting FTAP), a foundation for money market development initiatives and partner of ECA, organized a 2-day workshop to kick-off the Tradeclear Feasibility Study in Zambia.  (...) Share this:facebooktwitteremailprint Green, Social, and Sustainable bonds to serve Africa’s sustainable investment needs Language English West Africa, 26 May 2020 - Green, Social, and Sustainable (GSS) bonds market remains a new frontier for Africa that will help the continent build a deeper, resilient and sustainable financing, according to policymakers, regulators, and peer sovereign issuers from across West Africa. The experts were speaking at a virtual workshop on GSS Bond Market Development to build awareness and explore the potential issuance of GSS bonds in West Africa by sovereign government issuers or subnational entities.Share this:facebooktwitteremailprint Commerce and Industry Permanent Secretaries from Zambia and Zimbabwe with development partners push for implementation of the common agro industrial park Language English Livingstone, 24 March 2022 (ECA) – The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Sub-Regional Office for Southern Africa (SRO-SA), in collaboration with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) with Permanent Secretaries (PS) of Commerce and Industry from Zambia and Zimbabwe held a two-day high-level meeting to discuss the implementation of a common agro-industrial park (CAIP) between the two countries.Share this:facebooktwitteremailprint UN Secretary-General's message on Africa Day 2022 Language English THE SECRETARY-GENERAL --- MESSAGE ON AFRICA DAY 25 May 2022   Africa is a home for hope.
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High-Level Leaders Dialogue: Green and Climate Resilience Bonds – Scaling up Access to Affordable Finance in Developing Countries, notably in LDCs | LDC Portal - International Support Measures for Least Developed Countries Skip to main content Welcome to the United Nations Toggle navigation Language: عربي 中文 English Français Русский Español LDC Portal - International Support Measures for Least Developed Countries Search form A-Z Site Index Search Toggle navigation Home Trade-related support for LDCs Financial and technical cooperation Support for LDC participation in international forums Support for LDC graduation (Gradjet) Organizations LDC library LDC News and Events Events archive News archive About Home High-Level Leaders Dialogue: Green and Climate Resilience Bonds – Scaling up Access to Affordable Finance in Developing Countries, notably in LDCs High-Level Leaders Dialogue: Green and Climate Resilience Bonds – Scaling up Access to Affordable Finance in Developing Countries, notably in LDCs Tuesday, 26 April 2022 - 8:00am Reports from the Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change raise the alarm bells on a lost decade for sustainable development and a shrinking window of opportunity to address the devastating impacts of climate change. (...) Improving developing countries’ capacity to leverage the potential of green and climate-resilient bonds could be a game-changer for financing nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and national adaptation plans (NAPs). However, green bonds still represent only a fraction of total bonds issued globally and only a small number of developing countries are accessing such market, notably in Africa, where in 2020, Africa still only accounted for 0.003% of total green bond issuance.
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Score: 1141509.8 - https://www.un.org/ldcportal/e...0%93-scaling-access-affordable
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High-Level Leaders Dialogue: Green and Climate Resilience Bonds – Scaling up Access to Affordable Finance in Developing Countries, notably in LDCs | بوابة أقل البلدان نمواً تجاوز إلى المحتوى الرئيسي مرحباً بكم في الأمم المتحدة اللغة: Toggle navigation عربي 中文 English Français Русский Español بوابة أقل البلدان نمواً استمارة البحث دليل الموقع البحث Toggle navigation الصفحة الرئيسية التجارة العالمية المساعدة المالية والتقنية لأقل البلدان نمواً أقل البلدان نمواً في المحافل الدولية دعم البلدان الجاري رفع أسمائها من فئة أقل البلدان نمواً من نحن الصفحة الرئيسية High-Level Leaders Dialogue: Green and Climate Resilience Bonds – Scaling up Access to Affordable Finance in Developing Countries, notably in LDCs High-Level Leaders Dialogue: Green and Climate Resilience Bonds – Scaling up Access to Affordable Finance in Developing Countries, notably in LDCs الثلاثاء, 26 أبريل 2022 - 8:00am Reports from the Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change raise the alarm bells on a lost decade for sustainable development and a shrinking window of opportunity to address the devastating impacts of climate change. (...) Improving developing countries’ capacity to leverage the potential of green and climate-resilient bonds could be a game-changer for financing nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and national adaptation plans (NAPs). However, green bonds still represent only a fraction of total bonds issued globally and only a small number of developing countries are accessing such market, notably in Africa, where in 2020, Africa still only accounted for 0.003% of total green bond issuance.
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Score: 1141509.8 - https://www.un.org/ldcportal/ar/node/2492
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High-Level Leaders Dialogue: Green and Climate Resilience Bonds – Scaling up Access to Affordable Finance in Developing Countries, notably in LDCs | LDC Portal - International Support Measures for Least Developed Countries Skip to main content Welcome to the United Nations Toggle navigation Language: عربي 中文 English Français Русский Español LDC Portal - International Support Measures for Least Developed Countries Search form A-Z Site Index Search Toggle navigation Home Trade-related support for LDCs Financial and technical cooperation Support for LDC participation in international forums Support for LDC graduation (Gradjet) Organizations LDC library LDC News and Events Events archive News archive About Home High-Level Leaders Dialogue: Green and Climate Resilience Bonds – Scaling up Access to Affordable Finance in Developing Countries, notably in LDCs High-Level Leaders Dialogue: Green and Climate Resilience Bonds – Scaling up Access to Affordable Finance in Developing Countries, notably in LDCs Tuesday, 26 April 2022 - 8:00am Reports from the Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change raise the alarm bells on a lost decade for sustainable development and a shrinking window of opportunity to address the devastating impacts of climate change. (...) Improving developing countries’ capacity to leverage the potential of green and climate-resilient bonds could be a game-changer for financing nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and national adaptation plans (NAPs). However, green bonds still represent only a fraction of total bonds issued globally and only a small number of developing countries are accessing such market, notably in Africa, where in 2020, Africa still only accounted for 0.003% of total green bond issuance.
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Score: 1141509.8 - https://www.un.org/ldcportal/node/2492
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Herman_&_Spiegel_Sovereign_Bankruptcy-Mar 4 clean.doc [file: Herman & Spiegel Sovereign Bankruptcy] This draft: March 29, 2007 Paper for UN/Commonwealth Workshop on Debt, Finance and Emerging Issues in Financial Integration London, 6-7 March 2007 Draft SOVEREIGN BANKRUPTCY: A PIECE OF THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL ARCHITECTURE IS STILL MISSING Barry Herman* and Shari Spiegel† Contents Introduction......................................................................................................................... 1 Desirable Characteristics of a Sovereign Insolvency Regime ............................................ 5 Experiences in Low-Income Countries............................................................................... 6 The Initial Model: Temporary and Short-Term Relief ................................................... 6 The Current Model for Low-Income Countries: the “Fresh Start”................................. 8 Further Reforms and Loose Ends ................................................................................. 10 Experiences in Market-Access Countries ......................................................................... 12 From Syndicated Bank Loans to Bonds and Collective Action Clauses ...................... 12 Market Based Swaps as a Mechanism for Restructuring.............................................. 15 Conclusion: More Powerful Instruments are Needed....................................................... 17 References......................................................................................................................... 20 * Visiting Senior Fellow, Graduate Program in International Affairs, The New School (hermanb@newschool.edu). † Executive Director and Head of Research, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University (ss2139@columbia.edu). (...) Senior officials of the US Treasury and market players vehemently opposed this approach, and pushed for including collective action clauses (CACs) in bond contracts as an alternative to the SDRM, so as to encourage collective creditor behavior, the so-called “contractual” approach. (...) With pre-CAC bonds, bondholders “voted” by offering their old non-performing bonds in a swap for a new bond that would either have a more favorable repayment profile or a reduction in the face value or interest rate.
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Score: 1138963.1 - https://www.un.org/esa/ffd/wp-...0070306_herman-and-spiegel.pdf
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Figure 1 illustrates the rapid growth of outstanding dollar-denominated debt securities – predominately bonds – issued by developing countries in international markets since the Global Financial Crisis. (...) Since the policy was announced, the market yield on 10-year government bonds has indeed hovered just below 0 per cent, while the yen has depreciated by about 2.5 per cent against the US dollar. (...) Saudi Arabia’s mounting public debt remains, significantly, at sustainable levels. The successful bond issuance has increased liquidity and confidence in financial markets, and it could also pave the way for further international bond issuances by the government and corpo- rates in the near term.
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Score: 1137628.9 - https://www.un.org/development...s/45/publication/wesp_mb96.pdf
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Editorial: ECLAC June 2021 Download Publication pdf Description Latin American and Caribbean debt issuers reached a historic milestone in the first quarter of 2021, with the highest quarterly issuance on record (US$ 52 billion) in international bond markets. Including April, regional bond issuance in international markets totalled US$ 65.5 billion in the first four months of 2021. In addition, green, social and sustainability bond issuance reached a new high of US$ 16.6 billion at the end of April, which included a surge in sustainability-linked bonds. (...) The Capital Flows report is published three times a year and provides an overview of new bonds from Latin American and Caribbean issuers, including green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked bonds, as well as examining bond spreads and credit ratings.
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Score: 1137475.8 - https://www.cepal.org/en/publi...ribbean-first-four-months-2021
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PowerPoint Presentation City of Cape Town Green Bond Issuance Daniel Sullivan Manager: Strategic Policy 10 November 2020 Outline of presentation 1. Why Green Bond 2. Certification Process 3. Benefits Realised Why Green Bond • C40 Commitments • Demonstrate “Green Credentials” of City of Cape Town • Help to mainstream Sustainability in City Government • Diversify our funding mix – Investors with “sustainability” mandates (pension funds compelled to invest in sustainable investments) – Other investors looking for stable investments Certification Process Development of Framework Identification of Projects; associated budgets and develop reporting process Assessment of Project against standards Appointment of Assurance Providers Assurance Opinion Submission to CBI Pre-Issuance Certification by CBI Issuance Post Issuance Assurance Moody’s Opinion Roadshow Allocation of Funding ReportingTransactional Advisor Support Identified Projects • Financing of MTREF • Aligned with CBI taxonomy • Assessed against standards • Mix of mitigation and adaptation projects – Reduction of water losses – Flood defences – Sea Wall – Efficiency – energy/carbon savings Bond Issuance Results Bond Details • Bond Value = R1billion • Amortised bond (interest + capital repayment) over 10 years Financial Results • Issued at R186 (treasury 10 year bond) rate + 1.33% = approx 10.17% (similar non-green South African Municipal bond issued a day earlier at +1.75%) • 4x oversubscribed – demonstrating market appetite • Comparable to current cost of capital (from other sources including concessionary loans) @ 9.95% Non-financial benefits – Publicity/awareness of “Green Credentials” • Conversations with new mix of asset managers (26 bidders) • Linked to launch of our Climate Change Policy – “greening” of Treasury department – Awareness of Standards to develop future projects FAQs • Transaction costs were moderate: – Consultant for assurance process – Certification fee to CBI very minimal – Originator Fees (per normal bond process) – Non quantified costs • Internal team • Reporting (pre and post) • Investor Roadshow • Further Bonds? – Not immediately as we are currently not raising capital. • Key success factors. – Maintain high credit rating – Need to develop pipeline of projects ideally linked to the CAP (adaptation and mitigation) – Importance of having a project tracking and information system in place Thank You For queries contact (insert name.surname@capetown.gov.za)Daniel.Sullivan@capetown.gov.za City of Cape Town Green Bond IssuanceDaniel SullivanManager: Strategic Policy Outline of presentation Why Green Bond Certification Process Identified Projects Bond Issuance Results FAQs Slide Number 8
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Total LAC debt issuance in international markets in 2019 was US$ 119 billion, 26% higher than in 2018. • Mexican, Brazilian and Chilean borrowers were the main contributors to the region’s performance. (...) There were four more negative actions than positive in the region in 2019, compared to fifteen more in 2018. • Finally, there was a recovery in green bond issuances from the region in international markets. In 2019, LAC international green bond issuances amounted to US$ 5.45 billion, which represented 4.6% of the region’s total international bond issuance.
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Score: 1136387.4 - https://www.cepal.org/en/publi...and-caribbean-2019-year-review
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