Huge call for debt relief at COP28
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Update: Along with the World Bank, the UK, France, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), European Investment Bank (EIB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and African Development Bank (AfDB) are expanding debt clauses (CRDCs) in their lending to enable debt service to be paused when countries are hit by disasters.
Update: World Bank President Ajay Banga announced on Friday (Dec 1) that the development lender will prolong debt repayment pauses in the wake of climate disasters.
Over 550 economists and experts, alongside nearly 300 global organizations, called for debt cancellation at COP28.
African leaders are advocating for debt relief amidst crises, with Ethiopia securing a $1.5 billion debt relief agreement recently.
The COP28 World Climate Action Summit in Dubai, UAE, on December 1-2, 2023, gathers global leaders, experts, and stakeholders to address pressing climate challenges.
"This is going to be the biggest thing that nobody even knows about, and it is all signed."
It was created by F.P. on September 28, 2011 and reached 6,623 signatures.
Furthermore, Iraq is set to ban cash withdrawals and U.S. dollar transactions from January 1, 2024, signaling a shift in its financial strategy and greater economic autonomy.
These developments underline Iraq's proactive stance in international affairs.
The Iraqi Dinar (IQD) is experiencing a significant surge in the Foreign Exchange (FOREX) market, marking a turning point for Iraq's currency.
Several factors, including economic recovery, global recognition of Iraq's gold & oil reserves, and proactive measures by the government and central bank, have contributed to the IQD's newfound strength.
This surge is not only attracting investors but also enhancing Iraq's role in international trade. Ultimately, the IQD's rise is empowering both Iraq's economy and its citizens by increasing purchasing power and economic opportunities.
It seems like today's national leaders are gradually reaching a consensus about how the world's monetary system should be structured. They are getting ready to return to a gold standard system.
Zimbabwe's Finance Minister announced new measures to stabilize its local currency in an online press briefing held Monday.
Zimbabwe to back its currency with hard assets such as gold to end exchange-rate instability, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said.
"The idea going forward is to make sure that we manage the growth of liquidity which has a high correlation to money supply growth and inflation.
The way to do that is to link the exchange rate to some hard asset such as gold," said Ncube.
He also announced a conference of African ministers that Zimbabwe will host at the end of this month.