Natural Disasters and Climate Change

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    The impact of forest fires, storms and floods is increasing as temperatures rise, impacting countries that do not contribute significantly to global emissions.

    Tune in to the discussion with Kristalina Georgieva, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, Minister of Economy and Finance of Madagascar Richard Randriamandrato, and Bloomberg Television’s Haslinda Amin.

    🗓 June 16

    🕙 9 AM ET

    📺 IMF.org/live

    IMF YouTube Channel

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