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Methane Reduction for Climate and Development
November 29, 2023
By incentivizing companies to capture and use currently wasted gas, countries can eliminate a threat to human health and food security, increase energy access, and help generate tens of billions of dollars per year for national economies.
9:00—10:30 AM ET / 2:00-3:30 PM GMT
Practical Action on Methane Emissions: How the IMF and Others Can Help
November 06, 2023
For this event, the Center for Global Development brings together the perspectives of country policy makers and regulators, fiscal policy experts, and researchers to share insights on how some countries are already leading in application and on how other countries can benefit. Solutions are in part ...
10:00—11:30 AM ET / 3:00-4:30 PM BST
Experience with the IMF’s Resilience and Sustainability Trust in its First Year
May 02, 2023
The IMF established the Resilience and Sustainability Trust (RST) in April 2022 and five countries now have programs with the IMF under the RST. During this event, panelists will discuss the challenges in putting together the RST-supported programs and the nature of the conditions for lending under ...
The IMF’s 2023 Climate Resolutions—A Modest Idea for a Quick Win on Methane
April 07, 2023
Another spring and summer season of international meetings follows yet another dire warning on climate, with action again lagging pledges. We need a “spring cleaning” of global ambition to focus on practical goals that can be achieved this year. Each institution—multilateral and national, public and...
Launching the RST: Country Policies Must Adapt—and So Too Must IMF Conditionality
February 21, 2023
The IMF’s new Resilience and Sustainability Trust (RST) is now up and running, with the first countries receiving commitments of financial support. But if lending from the RST is to achieve its objectives, the IMF should take a radically different approach in applying conditions to the loans.
The IMF’s RST Has Met Contributors’ Wishes—Now It Must Meet Borrowers’ Needs!
May 10, 2022
We focus on the implications of the new IMF RST’s financial structure for contributors and borrowers.
A Practical Proposal to Ensure the IMF’s New Trust Will Flourish, Not Fizzle
March 30, 2022
The IMF’s promising initiative to establish its Resilience and Sustainability Trust (RST)—a new way to lend to developing countries—is on track to be agreed and operational in 2022.
To Flourish or Fizzle? How to Make Sure the IMF’s New Trust Doesn’t Miss Its Golden (and Green) Opportunity
March 30, 2022
The IMF is on track to establish its new lending vehicle—the “Resilience and Sustainability Trust (RST)”—that aims to re-channel some $50 billion of newly allocated special drawing rights (SDRs) from rich to developing countries. But there is a catch: the proposed conditions for accessing funds coul...
A Practical Proposal on Methane for 2022: From Climate Pledges to Action
February 15, 2022
Generating swift action on climate change in 2022 faces great challenges, yet one initiative— methane reduction in the energy sector—provides an unusual and attractive opportunity.