Rome, 13 September 2019 - The Minister of Economy and Finance, Roberto Gualtieri, announced today in Helsinki, during the Ecofin business lunch dedicated to strengthening climate action, Italy's participation in the Coalition of Financial Ministers for the Fight Against Climate Change. Thus Italy’s position has changed, which until now had chosen not to participate in the initiative.
"With this decision we intend to strengthen our commitment to a greener economy and society at national, European and global level," said Gualtieri, greeted by the applause of his colleagues.
Created in 2018, the Coalition currently consists of 40 countries, almost all European, as well as North and South American, Asian and African.
The battle for environmental sustainability, which is essential for combating climate change, could generate investments of 26 trillion dollars between now and 2030 and create 65 million new jobs.