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Making Finance Ministries Part of the Push for Net Zero Emissions


Masyita Crystallin, Co-chair Sherpa, Ministry of Finance, Indonesia 


Nick Godfrey, Senior Adviser and Senior Visiting Fellow, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics

Anika Heckwolf, Policy Analyst, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics


Sam Mugume Koojo, Assistant Commissioner, Ministry of Finance, Uganda

David Owens, International Finance and Climate Division, Department of Finance, Ireland  

Carolina Renteria Rodriguez, Division Chief, IMF  

Arturo Herrera Gutierrez, Senior Director, Governance, World Bank  

Amar Bhattacharya, Senior Fellow, Brookings

Sanjeev Gupta (moderator), Senior Fellow Emeritus, Center for Global Development


Pekka Moren, Ministry of Finance, Finland 

Finance ministries have wide-ranging power and influence, which makes them uniquely well-positioned to help lead the push toward net zero and a green transition. But too often they are not at the center of key climate discussions, and many finance ministries lack the expertise and capacity to drive climate action at the speed and scale required. 

A new guide developed by the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action aims to help fill those gaps. It includes a new framework to help finance ministers mainstream climate into their ministries' core functions, as well as offers recommendations on the broad-ranging changes needed to strengthen governance and leadership, coordination, and human and analytical capabilities.

Join CGD, in partnership with the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, as well as the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action, for a headline event featuring a presentation of this new guide and an important discussion on how finance ministries can take a leading role in the fight against climate change.

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