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Fiscal policies against climate change can help create 15 million jobs — IDB
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is recommending that finance and planning ministries in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) consider fiscal policies to accelerate the transition to green economies and pave the way for the region to meet decarbonisation goals.
WTO Informal Dialogue Calls for Ministerial Declaration on Plastics
The Informal Dialogue on Plastics Pollution and Environmentally Sustainable Plastics Trade currently has 16 co-sponsors. Ambassador Chad Blackman of Barbados, one of the Dialogue’s co-coordinators, said the 21 June discussions
Just Launched: COVID-19 Recovery Tracker for Latin America and the Caribbean
This tool tracks COVID-19 related fiscal spending policies announced by the 33 Latin America and Caribbean countries, updated every week. The LAC Recovery Tracker brings transparency to regional government spending
Política Fiscal y Cambio Climático: Experiencias Recientes de los Ministerios de Finanzas de América Latina y el Caribe (IDB)
Finance and planning ministries play a central role in promoting fiscal policies that generate more and better jobs with the transition to green economies. Adequate fiscal planning would help the decarbonization of the region’s economies create 15 million net new jobs by 2030.