Actions speak louder than words. The longer we wait to act on climate change, the greater the loss of life and damage to the world economy. Faced with the ongoing existential threat posed by changes to our climate, the United Nations conference known as COP25 is happening in Madrid, Spain. Policymakers with ambition and vision can choose what to do and how to do it, right now, globally and at home.
Policymakers with ambition and vision can choose what to do and how to do it, right now.
The Adaptive Age
By Kristalina Georgieva
Global Carbon Emissions Are on the Rise Again
By Christian Bogmans, Akito Matsumoto, and Andrea Pescatori
Fiscal Policies to Curb Climate Change
By Vitor Gaspar, Paolo Mauro, Ian Parry, and Catherine Pattillo
Connecting the Dots Between Sustainable Finance and Financial Stability
By Evan Papageorgiou, Jochen Schmittmann, and Felix Suntheim
When Disaster Strikes: Preparing for Climate Change
By Seán Nolan and Krishna Srinivasan
You can read more stories about the economics of climate change in our December issue of Finance & Development magazine. And for more on the IMF’s work on climate change, including the joint IMF-World Bank climate change policy country assessments, visit our climate change webpage.