Launch of The Finance Ministers Coalition for Climate Action

April 13, 2019 - April 13, 2019

In April 2019, at the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund, Finance Ministers from more than twenty countries launched a new coalition aimed at driving stronger collective action on climate change and its impacts.

First Sherpa Meeting of the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action

February 21, 2019 - February 22, 2019

Background At the 2018 WBG/IMF Annual Meetings in Bali, governments from 39 countries came together to discuss the role that Finance Ministers/Ministries play in driving climate action, and what could be done to strengthen these efforts. Several governments expressed strong support for the development of a Coalition of Finance Ministers that would promote domestic and global action focused on climate.  In December, Minister Orpo from Finland agreed to work with Minister Larrain from Chile to co-lead the work on the Coalition by inviting other governments to meet to discuss how the