IMF and IIES/SNS International Policy Talks: World Economic Outlook 2020 on Mitigating Climate Change

Webinarium Tue 8 December 2020
time and place

Tuesday 8 December 2020, 16:00–17:00

In chapter 3 of the World Economic Outlook, published in October 2020, the IMF states that without further action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the planet is on course to reach temperatures not seen in millions of years, with potentially catastrophic implications. Chapter 3 analyzes climate mitigation strategies with the potential to put the global economy on a stronger, as well as more sustainable, footing. What are the climate policy tools and what mix of measures is desirable? How can those most negatively affected by the measures proposed be compensated? Are there employment-friendly mitigation policies?

These and related issues will be discussed at a webinar on December 8 arranged in collaboration between the International Monetary Fund (IMF), The Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) and SNS. Florence Jaumotte, the lead author of chapter 3, will present its main findings.

John Hassler, professor at the IIES and lead author of the report SNS Economic Policy Council 2020: Swedish policy for Global Climate, will comment and join the panel discussion.


Florence Jaumotte, Deputy Division Chief in the Multilateral Surveillance Division of the Research Department at IMF.

John Hassler, professor at IIES at Stockholm university, former Chairman of The Swedish Fiscal Policy Council.

More speakers may be announced.

The meeting will be led by Mia Horn af Rantzien, CEO at SNS.


The meeting will be conducted as a webinar in Zoom. It is open to SNS members*, invitees of IMF and IIES, and specially invited guests as well as media. It is free of charge. Sign up via the “Register here”-button. 1-2 hours before the meeting you will receive an e-mail with a link to the webinar.

Participants can ask questions during the meeting, through the function “Raise Hand”, or in writing, through “Q&A”.

*List of SNS members/Information about membership

Warmly welcome!