EIB at the 2021 World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings
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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all events will be held virtually.
Programme of events with EIB participation
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
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.
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
1st Heads of MDBs meeting, 14:00-15:30 CET, with the participation of EIB President Werner Hoyer
In focus: Sustainable Financing of the Blue Economy
16 April, 14:00-15:00 CET, online
The European Investment Bank and the World Wide Fund (WWF) jointly convened a side event during the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group. The event helped advance progress towards the sustainable financing of the blue economy in general and the Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Principles in particular.
The Principles are the overarching framework for UNEP Sustainable Blue Finance Initiative. The Initiative provides an interactive platform for all financial institutions, including private finance, with guidance and targeted information on the sustainable blue economy to support the implementation of the Principles.
Over 50 institutions have now joined the Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Initiative as Members or Signatories to the Principles, representing over $6.9 trillion in total assets, and 36 have now signed up to the Principles.
The European Investment Bank together with the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and KfW, the German promotional bank, launched the Clean Oceans Initiative in October 2018 to fight plastic waste in rivers, seas and on land. The goal is to finance €2 billion in public and private sector projects by 2023.
This factsheet presents the EIB Blue Sustainable Ocean Strategy and details the different sectors that the EIB will be investing in over the next five years.
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.
Covering more than 70% of the Earth’s surface, oceans and seas are a precious shared resource. They provide food, medicines, renewable energy and natural resources to billions of people around the globe. They also play a vital role for the planet’s climate and biodiversity. Keeping them healthy is crucial for sustainable development and the reduction of poverty.
Poverty, inequality, environmental degradation, climate change—the world faces enormous challenges. The European Investment Bank helps developing countries find innovative solutions to promote sustainable growth, human rights, reduce poverty and inequality, and improve lives.