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The Fourth Ministerial Meeting of the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action took place in a virtual format on October 12, 2020, from 6:30-8:30AM (EDT).

The Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action met under the Chairmanship of Ignacio Briones, Minister of Finance of Chile, and Matti Vanhanen, Minister of Finance of Finland on the sidelines of the 2020 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group. During the meeting the Coalition reaffirmed its commitment to the Helsinki Principles and discussed fiscal, economic and financial policies to tackle climate change amid the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the conclusion of the meeting, which was attended by Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, and David Malpass, President of the World Bank Group, a Joint Ministerial Statement was issued.

Please find relevant documents below:

Ministerial Video Statements:

Member countries and Institutional Partners were asked to pre-record video statements on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted fiscal policies related to climate change. See the videos below (this will be updated as more videos are received).

Finland

 

France

 

Germany

 

Ireland

 

Luxembourg

 

Mexico

 

Netherlands

 

Philippines

 

Spain

 

European Commission

 

United Nations

 

Ghana