Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


Debt-for-nature programs-negotiating debt reductions in less developed countries in return for increased conservation-are a key link between international environmental management and major issues of international finance and trade. There are several important secondary aspects of debt-for-nature programs; for example, illuminating creative uses of the debt crisis to structure cooperative ventures between governments, and linking conservation and international economic and financial relations. This Article explores these aspects in relation to the international environmental economics issues of resource management in tripartite economies, debt servicing and balancing, trade regulation, subsidies, resource valuation, and sovereign debt conversions.