We are happy to announce that the policy brief “A proposal for a blended financing framework for recovery and accelerated sustainable transition” has been published by the Task Force 9: Global Cooperation for SDG Financing, of the T20. The policy brief has been authored by Prof. Rym Ayadi – Professor at The Bayes Business School and President of the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA.
Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic continues its successive waves worldwide, the eruption of the war in Ukraine has disrupted the global economic recovery. Low-income countries (LICs) and lower-middle-income countries (LMICs) will face major financial and economic challenges to alleviating the social cost of the pandemic, together with rising food and energy prices, whilst committing to the net-zero scenario and complying with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The paper proposes a public-private sustainable finance fund/plan as part of the global economic recovery plan to accelerate the sustainable transition. This proposal extends a previous proposal1 introducing a mechanism, which includes the private sector, aimed at restructuring the existing piles of sovereign debt and interest and extending it to finance a sustainable recovery, compliant with the SDG principles whilst committing to the netzero scenario.
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