About the Coalition

Finance Ministers hold the keys to accelerating climate action. They know most clearly the risks posed by climate change, and recognize how taking action could unlock trillions in investments and create millions of jobs through 2030.

The Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action brings together fiscal and economic policymakers from over 50 countries in leading the global climate response and in securing a just transition towards low-carbon resilient development.

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The Helsinki Principles

The six Helsinki Principles guide the Coalition's commitment to #ClimateAction


Achieving low carbon and climate resilient economies by mid-century requires structural economic changes. Finance Ministries wield fiscal, economic, and planning instruments to facilitate a smooth…
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Ministries of Finance are engaged in many areas related to climate change policy, but few have a climate plan or strategy in place. Enhanced efforts on climate change will require ministries to…
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Finance Ministers have identified carbon pricing (measures which put a price on the emissions of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases) as a key economic policy tool to address climate change and…
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Mainstreaming climate change mitigation and adaptation policies in macro-fiscal and other relevant policy planning, budgeting, public investment management and public procurement is essential to…
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A financial sector that incorporates risks and opportunities resulting from climate change will enhance investment decisions and increase the flow of finance. The goal under Helsinki Principle 5 is…
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Ministries of Finance are playing an important role in the inter-ministerial coordination to update or communicate the Nationally Determined Contribution, which can be updated at any time, but the…
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of global CO2 emissions


of Global GDP

Member Countries


The Secretariat



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