June 11, 2021: My productive discussions abroad in Helsinki, Moscow, and London; our Global Economic Prospects Report; and action on vaccines

I would like to quickly summarize some of my recent activities, and preview a few events yet todm0611_blog come.

My first trip since the start of the pandemic was both productive and informative in equal measure. Ahead of the in-person G7 Finance Meetings in London, I first stopped in Helsinki and Moscow for a series of good meetings.

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Five ways to help nature help us

This week I was at the G7 meeting in France’s northern city of Metz, discussing World Bank, South Africa 2007.biodiversity with Environment Ministers from the Group of Seven countries (Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States), along with delegations from countries such as Egypt, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Niger and Norway. Thanks to France’s leadership, the G7 meetings culminated in what is known as the Metz Charter on Biodiversity, elevating biodiversity on the global agenda.

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