Following its successful launch at the WBG-IMF Spring Meetings in April 2019, the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action hosted its 2nd Sherpa meeting, from June 4-5, in Santiago, Chile. The meeting featured technical experts from 18 member countries, as well as representatives from partner institutions such as the NDC Partnership, UNEP, and UNFCCC. The Coalition engaged with countries leading action on the Helsinki Principles, and initiated the development of an Action Plan to organize its governance and streamline its activities.
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.
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
Objectives The World Bank’s Climate Action Peer Exchange (CAPE), supported by NDC Support Facility (NDC-SF), and the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), and jointly with Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre (CARTAC) held a workshop on “Fiscal Policy for Climate Action in the Caribbean” on Jan 21-23, 2019 in the St. Kitts and Nevis.
A joint workshop by CAPE and the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) to review fiscal issues that are critical for a low carbon energy transition in the Mediterranean and to share experience and knowledge between countries on the most appropriate ways to design and implement a fiscal reform conducive of the energy transition.