The debt handcuffs
Many countries have debt repayments that far outweigh the money spent on positive climate action. Sovereign debt for many developing countries is held by China’s state institutions and private investors in the West (eg Blackrock, HSBC, Goldman Sachs), but this has slipped off the international climate agenda.
Investor action and international attention in a similar fashion to the 2000 Jubilee debt/poverty campaigns would help highlight this, focusing on debt for climate and nature swaps, and debt for loss and damage swaps.
How stuck is this handbrake?