IMF Georgieva Coronavirus Recovery




09 Jun 2020


Washington, DC, United States



IMF Georgieva Coronavirus Recovery
Washington, DC --- Recent
1. Wideshot of IMF Headquarters

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2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Kristalina Georgieva, IMF Managing Director:
“This Great Lockdown must not lead to great protectionism, because if that happens, we know what the implications are going to be. We will be poorer. We will see costs going up. The benefits of technological advancements are not going to flow to the poor countries as they should. And it would be a world that would be, unfortunately, also a less secure world.”
3. Cutaway US Chamber Myron Brilliant virtual moderator
4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Kristalina Georgieva, IMF Managing Director:
“One of the issues that we have to be mindful of is that we cannot get to a point in which we can transfer pollution from one place to another. We cannot deal with climate change unless there is integrity in the global community. We have seen the business benefits of sustainability. We know them.”
5. Cutaway Moderator
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Kristalina Georgieva, IMF Managing Director:
““Companies that are committed to sustainability and to a more inclusive growth, they by and large, do better. We know that there are businesses that benefit tremendously from environmentally sustainable practices, whether we talk about fisheries or the health of our oceans. We talk about sustainable agriculture and our food security, or we talk about the opportunities of climate mitigation. These are all fantastic business opportunities. We also know that unless we act collectively, we do face the risk of a new form of tariffs. Europeans are talking about border tax related to protecting their industries against those that do not take climate measures seriously, which would which would create yet another avenue for attack on what is so valuable for us. And it is open and inclusive trade.”

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7. Exterior street scene of IMF Headquarters
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