This online course, presented by the IMF's Institute for Capacity Development, Fiscal Affairs Department, Research Department, and Strategy, Policy, and Review Department serves as the first in a six-part "Macroeconomics of Climate Change (MCCx)" series. In this offering, you will learn about the science and economics behind climate change, the framework for global climate action, and how the IMF engages on climate change issues.
All government officials are welcome to register. Officials in finance, economy, and planning ministries who provide advice on macroeconomic policies or implement policy will find the course particularly beneficial.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Identify the causes of climate change, the source and types of emissions, and the physical damages of climate change.
- Explain the general consequences of climate change on economic impacts and on human welfare.
- Describe the progress, challenges, and opportunities in the global frameworks to address climate issues.
- Explain why and how the IMF engages its member countries to address climate change issues.