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13 April 2019
Projects & Initiatives
Today, 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. The newly formed Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action endorsed a set of six common principles, known as the “Helsinki Principles,” that promote national climate action, especially through fiscal policy and the use of public finance.
30 January 2019
Projects & Initiatives
The 2nd Batumi Talk Show, Greening the economy and cleaning the air, provided an opportunity for countries to showcase success stories and share lessons learned around the transition to greener economies, improved air quality, and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
29 January 2019
This week in Geneva, countries report on the progress achieved in the implementation of their commitments to the Batumi Initiative on Green Economy (BIG-E) since it was launched in 2016. BIG-E serves to operationalize the Pan-European Strategic Framework for Greening the Economy – a policy tool supports countries in their efforts to transition to the green economy and, at the same time, contributes to the implementation of SDGs. In total, over 30 countries and organisations have submitted 124 commitments to the BIG-E. The BIG-E and BACA initiatives remain open for stakeholders to join.
4 November 2016
Projects & Initiatives

The German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut fuer Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) has launched the official website and the blog of the Think20 (T20). 

8 October 2015
The final report of the UNEP Inquiry, 'The Financial System we Need', suggests that there is now an historic opportunity to shape a financial system that can more effectively finance the development of an inclusive, green economy.