Embedding Climate Change into Asia's Recovery Strategy

September 30, 2021

Asian countries could turn this crisis into opportunity by building greener and more climate-resilient economies. Climate change poses an existential threat to the region. Left unchecked, the implications for lives, livelihoods, and economies are significant. To achieve the goal of reducing climate risks and averting future calamities, countries could already act to help achieve a more sustainable and inclusive recovery.

  • How can countries recover from the coronavirus pandemic while also addressing climate change?
  • What actions are needed today to unlock short term gains, such as jobs and economic growth, as well as deliver the longer-term benefits of climate resilience, decarbonization, and environmental sustainability?
  • How can policies support private-sector green financing as a means to redirect capital from "brown" to green investment?
  • What are the key challenges and constraints that countries face in implementing climate-friendly policies?

This virtual high-level peer dialogue will bring together policymakers in the region to discuss how to turn climate ambitions into action while creating vibrant and inclusive opportunities as part of the transition to the new green economy.

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5:30 – 5:45 pm  (Jakarta time) / 6:30 - 6:45 am ET

Opening session: Welcome Remarks

Antoinette M. Sayeh, Deputy Managing Director, IMF

Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Indonesia

5:45 – 6:45 pm (Jakarta time) / 6:45 - 7:45 am ET

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Antoinette M. Sayeh, Deputy Managing Director, IMF


Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Indonesia

Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Benjamin E. Diokno, Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Plipinas

Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, Minister of Finance, Thailand