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    © IMF/WB

    The Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives, civil society, media and academics to discuss issues around global economy, international development and the world's financial markets in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    As a key player in international development, the European Investment Bank (EIB) was represented in the 2021 Annual Meetings through a delegation led by President Werner Hoyer and Vice-Presidents Ambroise Fayolle and Ricardo Mourinho Félix.

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all events will be held virtually.

    Programme of events with EIB participation

    06 April

    • Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action - Green, Climate Informed Recovery and Growth, 15:30-17:30 CET, with the participation of EIB President Werner Hoyer
      This Ministerial meeting provides a platform for Finance Ministers to exchange views and experiences on the key challenges, and opportunities of climate change (especially related to a green recovery), and to provide political guidance on the way forward for this Coalition.
      More on the event

    12 April

    • Impact Principles Signatory Workshop
      This workshop will mark the 2nd anniversary of the launch of the Impact Principles.
    • Council of Chief Economists of Multilateral Development Institutions, 13:00-14:15 CET, with the participation of EIB’s Chief Economist, Debora Revoltella
      This event – organised by the World Bank Group – will focus on the challenges posed by post-COVID recovery.

    16 April

    • Sustainable Financing of the Blue Economy, a joint event with World Wide Fund (WWF), 14:00-15:00 CET, with the participation of EIB Vice-President Ricardo Mourinho Félix
      The event will help advancing progress towards the sustainable financing of the blue economy in general and the Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Principles in particular.
      More on the event

    21 April

    • 1st Heads of MDBs meeting, 14:00-15:30 CET, with the participation of EIB President Werner Hoyer

    Climate Solutions podcast

    What would you give up to solve the climate crisis? Flights to exotic holidays? Red meat? Your car?…Climate Solutions surveyed 30 000 people in every EU country, in China, the US and the UK to find out what they’re ready to do to fight climate change. And whether they’re even worried about climate change at all now that COVID-19 threatens us. Then we spoke to experts about what it all means for the future of our planet.

      Listen to the podcast