IMF ramps up focus on climate, launches innovative database

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By Jon Hay
09 Apr 2021

Climate change will become much more prevalent in the International Monetary Fund’s work this year, including its assessments of countries’ financial stability, after sustained complaints that it has not paid enough attention to global warming. Ways to link debt relief to climate action will take longer to implement.

This week the IMF launched its Climate Change Dashboard, an interactive website housing a database of indicators for each country’s exposure to climate change. The data includes estimates and some figures are several years old, but it is still an impressive and very accessible data set which includes ...

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