HP1 Publishes Report on Scoping the Fiscal Impacts of Long-Term Climate Strategies

May 11, 2022
Author: Coalition Secretariat

The Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action has published a new report under the Helsinki Principle 1 workstream (aligning policies with the Paris Agreement), titled "How to Scope the Fiscal Impacts of Long-Term Climate Strategies? A Review of Current Methods and Processes". By reviewing the leading fiscal modeling methods, approaches, and processes, this report provides a comprehensive guide for policymakers on how to best identify and quantify the potential fiscal impacts of various policies designed to address climate change and reach net zero targets.

HP5 Stakeholder Dialogue on Corporate Sustainability Reporting - Updates from the ISSB and TNFD

April 14, 2022
Author: Coalition Secretariat

On Thursday April 14, 2022, the Coalition hosted representatives from the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation’s International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) and the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) to get an update on the respective standards or framework each is developing. This session built on previous discussions the Principle 5 workstream has organized on the topic of corporate sustainability reporting.

HP4 Publishes Report on Driving Climate Action through Economic and Fiscal Policy and Practice

April 14, 2022
Author: Coalition Secretariat

The Helsinki Principle 4 workstream has published a new report, Driving Climate Action through Economic and Fiscal Policy and Practice.

Coalition Puts Forward its Work Programme for 2022

February 15, 2022
Author: Coalition Secretariat

The 2022 Work Programme of the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action outlines the main priorities and planned activities under each Helsinki Principle workstream and key cross-cutting themes.

HP4 and HP5 Host Joint Workshop on Sovereign Climate and Nature Risks and Opportunities Reporting

February 10, 2022
Author: Coalition Secretariat

On February 10, 2022, the Helsinki Principle 4 and Principle 5 workstreams hosted a workshop to discuss whether it is time for a sovereign climate and nature risks and opportunities reporting framework. Nearly 100 participants tuned in to listen and discuss the relevance of this topic for their Ministries of Finance (MoFs) and for the Coalition overall.

HP2 Publishes Report on Mainstreaming Climate Action in Ministries of Finance

February 07, 2022
Author: Coalition Secretariat

The Helsinki Principle 2 workstream has published a new report, Strategies for Mainstreaming Climate Action in Ministries of Finance: Governance, Capacities, and Research Practices. The report assesses the current situation in Finance Ministries in addressing climate change and mainstreaming climate action, explores the concrete steps needed for increased climate mainstreaming, and provides findings on actions by MoFs and the role of the Coalition to take this agenda forward.

HP5 Stakeholder Dialogue with Credit Rating Agencies on How Climate Criteria Are Being Integrated into Sovereign Ratings

January 20, 2022
Author: Coalition Secretariat

In this stakeholder dialogue, Coalition members learned about the approaches of credit rating agencies in assessing climate-related risks. The dialogue supported the work of both Helsinki Principle 5 (mobilizing finance and greening financial systems) and Principle 4 (economic policies and public financial management).

HP4 and HP5 Host Workshop on Natural Capital Accounting for Ministries of Finance

November 18, 2021
Author: Coalition Secretariat

On November 18, the Helsinki Principle 4 and 5 workstreams hosted a joint workshop on Natural Capital Accounting, which is a critical tool Ministries of Finance can use to better understand and manage their natural assets. Natural capital accounts, once in place, can help governments make more informed decisions about development as well as investment in conservation, restoration, and sustainable use of nature.

Coalition Publishes 2021 Green Recovery Report: Building Momentum for Strong Recovery and Sustainable Transformation

November 14, 2021
Author: Coalition Secretariat

The Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action has published a flagship report on the state of green recovery efforts from the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, Building Momentum for Strong Recovery and Sustainable Transformation, builds on the Better Recovery, Better World report, published in July 2020.

Coalition Publishes Mainstreaming Paper for COP26

November 03, 2021
Author: Coalition Secretariat

On the occasion of the Coalition meeting at COP26, the Coalition published a short paper titled Mainstreaming Climate into Economic and Financial Policies. The report draws on the work of the Coalition’s six workstreams and the priorities set forth by its Members at the Ministerial meeting held on 12 October 2021, and highlights the deepening engagement of Finance Ministries on the climate change agenda.