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US Says Debt Guarantees May Be Part of South Africa Climate Pact

June 23, 2022, 2:00 PM

Debt guarantees along with loans with interest charges that are lower than what power utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. currently pays may form part of a $8.5 billion climate finance deal offered to South Africa, a senior US Treasury official said.

The package will comprise a variety of financial instruments, and partner countries are confident additional nations, philanthropies and the private sector will pledge more financing, said the official, who asked not to be identified in line with US government policy. South Africa is in talks with the US, UK, Germany, France and the European Union to secure the funds ...