Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund (PIF) laid out plans on Monday for raising green debt as the world’s top oil exporter strives to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2060. The PIF is at the center of Saudi Arabia’s ambitious plans to create new sectors and diversify revenues away from hydrocarbons. PIF published its green finance framework that will allow it to tap world markets to issue debt linked to environmentally friendly goals, including through the sale of green bonds.The Saudi government is also preparing its own green debt sales. Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said in October that advisers had been appointed but the format had not yet been decided.
- Saudi Arabia’s sovereign fund lays out plan for green financing