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Germany’s G7 presidency

G7 presidency Christian Lindner on the virtual meeting of G7 finance ministers

Today German Finance Minister Christian Lindner gave a recap on the G7 Finance Ministers’ Statement: We want to reduce Russia’s oil revenue and cut off an important source of financing for Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. At the same time, we intend to curb the rise in global energy prices.

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G7 presidency G7 mobilises billions in financial assistance for Ukraine

At their meeting in Königswinter, the G7 finance ministers and central bank governors agreed on direct financial assistance for Ukraine. Together with international financial institutions they have mobilised USD 19.8 billion.

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G7 presidency Overview of Germany’s G7 presidency

Germany holds the G7 presidency in 2022. Highlights from the meetings of the G7 finance ministers under Germany’s G7 presidency, key priorities of the Finance Track and further background information can be found on our dedicated G7 presidency page.

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The German government adopts groundbreaking sustainable finance strategy

The federal cabinet adopted the first German Sustainable Finance Strategy. The goal of the strategy is to mobilise investments that are urgently needed for climate action and sustainability while also addressing the climate risks that are increasingly relevant to the financial system.

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Green federal securities

Climate action is a priority. To promote sustainability in financial markets too, the German government issues Green German Federal Securities. In the government’s “Green bond allocation report” for 2021, €13.4bn in federal budget spending qualifies as green.

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Financial market stability Financial Stability Committee

The Financial Stability Committee is the central body for macroprudential supervision in Germany. Visit www.afs-bund.de to find out more about the Committee’s tasks and activities.

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