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The climate credit trap

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🗞️ Driving the news: At the IMF and World Bank spring meeting in Washington DC, a key topic was the economic and physical toll of climate change on low-income countries
• Finance ministers discussed the need for a global, concerted effort to fund climate change mitigation and adaptation in emerging and developing economies

🔭 The context: An IMF report highlighted 69 low-income countries, including Haiti, Moldova, and Kenya, struggling under high debt levels, which impair their ability to fund necessary adaptations to climate change
• These countries are already facing challenges like elevated food prices due to adverse climate events

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Low-income countries are disproportionately affected by climate change, lacking the resources to effectively respond to environmental disasters
• This situation exacerbates poverty and hampers development, creating a cycle of vulnerability and insufficient recovery capacity

⏭️ What's next: The discussions at the meeting emphasize the need for more robust global collaboration in climate finance
• The outcomes may influence future policies and funding strategies, particularly ahead of Brazil's hosting of the next G20 meeting in November

💬 One quote: "Dealing with the climate emergency... requires a volume of resources that cannot be fully mobilised domestically in emerging market and developing economies," said Fernando Haddad, Brazil’s finance minister.

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