In times of financial crisis, we turn to national treasuries and central banks for solutions. The true power of these institutions, however, lies in their ability to prevent crises, not only economic, but also social and environmental. This panel will explore how financial leaders are leveraging the power of the national purse to address climate change and food security, looking at the case of the one billion poorest, most climate-vulnerable people who depend on at-risk fisheries for their daily protein. Finance ministers hold the keys to their well-being. What do they do?