Venue: African Development Bank Headquarters, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

The Ministry of Finance, Cote D'Ivoire and the World Bank will host the Fourth Sherpa Meeting of the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action on February 24-26 in Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire.

The meeting will provide an opportunity for the Coalition members to move forward on their shared journey towards low-carbon, climate resilience. Key policy issues and analytical efforts under the Helsinki Principles will be discussed in preparation for the Ministerial meeting in April. At the meeting, sherpas will also crystalize the direction of the Coalition's work-plans and consider ways to strengthen working arrangements and governance.

This year, 2020, brings renewed focus on raising the ambition of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and Ministries of Finance have to play a central role in supporting effective preparation and implementation of NDC plans. Hence, the Sherpas Meeting will place additional emphasis on the NDCs, showcasing Côte d’Ivoire with the launch of their NDC Partnership Plan.