Canada announces US$1.1 billion in ODA pledges at G20 Summit

On November 16, 2022, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced approximately CA$1.4 billion (US$1.1 billion) in new funding to support the eradication of poverty, improve global health, ensure food security, protect the environment, and fight climate change.

The announcement was made at the G20 summit in Indonesia. The package included measures to help eradicate poverty and support green infrastructure, including CA$750 million (US$558 million) to significantly expand FinDev, Canada’s global effort to meet demand for infrastructure. Trudeau also promised to increase engagement in the Indo-Pacific region to help respond to the region’s significant infrastructure needs and support progress toward ending poverty and fighting climate change. 

Trudeau also announced funding to help fight climate change in Indonesia, including:

  • CA$550 million (US$409 million) to Indonesia in response to the G7 and Indonesia’s new Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) to accelerate its clean energy transition;
  • CA$20 million (US$15 million) to restore and protect mangroves in coastal Indonesian communities to help prevent biodiversity loss to fight climate change;
  • CA$15 million (US$11 million) to support Indonesia’s efforts to scale-up its climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts;
  • CA$10 million (US$7 million) for the Oceans for Prosperity initiative to support local communities in Indonesia by improving the sustainable management of coral reef ecosystems; and,
  • CA$3 million (US$2 million) to help Indonesia restore coastal and marine ecosystems to better adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Finally, Canada announced new global health funding, including:

  • CA$50 million (US$37 million) to the Pandemic Fund - a new G20 initiative hosted by the World Bank - to help fill critical gaps in pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response capabilities in low- and middle-income countries;
  • CA$15 million (US$11 million) to manufacture mRNA vaccines and technologies in Africa, Asia, and Latin America; and,
  • CA$15 million (US$11 million) to increase manufacturing and equitable access to vaccines for low- and middle-income countries in the Americas.

Press release - Prime Minister of Canada