PARIS - More than 500 senior government officials representing 100 countries and jurisdictions from around the world are expected to come together for the first meeting of the Inclusive Forum on Carbon Mitigation Approaches (IFCMA) starting with a high-level launch event at the OECD in Paris on Thursday 9 February at 14:00 (13:00 GMT).

The IFCMA is an initiative designed to help improve the global impact of emissions reduction efforts around the world through data and information sharing, evidence-based mutual learning and inclusive multilateral dialogue. It brings together all relevant policy perspectives from countries around the world, participating on an equal footing basis, to take stock of and consider the effectiveness of different carbon mitigation approaches.

With its technical work, the IFCMA seeks to enhance understanding of the full spectrum of carbon mitigation approaches available and their combined global impact. It will support individual countries’ emissions reduction efforts, facilitated by better information about the range of good practices available that could be adapted to their individual circumstances. It provides an inclusive and trusted platform for dialogue aimed at ensuring emissions reduction efforts in individual countries and jurisdictions are globally effective and do not just shift emissions to other parts of the world.

On 10 February 2023, senior and technical-level delegates from the climate, tax and structural economic policy communities in participating countries will meet to consider proposed terms of reference and governance arrangements for the IFCMA and initiate discussion on a range of substantive questions raised by the proposed technical work on carbon mitigation approaches. The 10 February discussions will be held in closed session.

OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann will present the IFCMA initiative to accredited media in an embargoed advance briefing at the OECD on Thursday 9 February, from 10:00 (09:00 GMT).

Working with over 100 countries, the OECD is a global policy forum that promotes policies to preserve individual liberty and improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.