Annual Meetings Program of Seminars: World Bank Group/IMF Joint Seminar
Tuesday, October 8, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
World Bank Group, Preston Auditorium
Dr. Jim Yong Kim
World Bank Group
Deputy Director of Fiscal Affairs, IMF
Minister of Environment of Peru
Center for Science and the Environment, India
Vice President of SDN, The World Bank
Keith Akekelwa Mukata
Deputy Minister of Finance, Zambia
Richard Bon Moya
Under Secretary/Chief Information Officer – Dpt of Budget and Management, Philippines
Zanny Minton Beddoes
Without serious action, the world is on a trajectory toward being around 4 degrees centigrade warmer by the end of this century, which could put at risk decades of achievement in poverty reduction. At this flagship event, the heads of the World Bank and the IMF make the economic case for tackling climate change and a panel will discuss how the two institutions are aligning their efforts to help countries put smart climate actions into practice. Representatives from government, civil society and the private sector will also provide their perspectives on low-carbon, climate-resilient development.