The following policy areas reflect important threads of the G20 work agenda that are of interest to G20 policy makers. Please choose your area of interest and find the respective policy recommendations on the following pages.
Think 20 Dialogue
Germany has assumed the G20 Presidency on December 1, 2016. The German government has mandated the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) with organizing the T20 process during its presidency until November 30, 2017. T20 Task Forces have been established to prepare Policy Briefs for the ongoing dialogue with G20 decision makers and other relevant stakeholders.
Learn more about the G20 Insight Platform and the German T20 process online at T20germany.org. The Think 20 Summit 2017 – GLOBAL SOLUTIONS will take place in Berlin on May 29-31 2017. Please find more information at global-solutions.international.
Visions help policy makers think about the principles for designing policies and help them communicate policies to the public. The Visions aim to align the policy objectives of different G20 member states.
Building Global Governance for ‘Climate Refugees’
Global governance of displaced and trapped populations, forced migration and refugees is not prepared for the numbers likely to manifest under a changing climate. G20 has responsibility to prepare, push for reform, and initiate annual reviews to enhance a humanitarian response to aid climate mobility.
International policy and law build on the false assumption that displaced people and refugees can return to their place of origin when conditions improve, conflicts subside or homes are rebuilt. This cannot hold for many of those affected by climate change. Climate-induced migration is a broad phenomenon that defies existing definitions. Climate-induced disasters may cause sudden flight; desertification, sea-level rise, ocean acidification, and more frequent flooding may erode livelhoods slowly; conflicts aggravated by environmental change also produce “climate refugees” or migrants. Governance reform is therefore needed to strengthen rights and obligations of peoples and governments in countries of origin, transit, and destination.
 “Climate refugee” is controversial, because it does not capture the diversity of situations those strongly affected by climate change can find themselves in, and because of the specific legal meaning of “refugee”.
Reducing inequalities and strengthening social cohesion through Inclusive Growth: a roadmap for action
We propose a policy compact to achieve more inclusive growth in G20 countries so that economic growth regains the ultimate sense of improving all people’s lives. Guiding principles are: 1) social cohesion is not just about income but about all relevant dimensions of well-being and determinants of social status; 2) it is also about including people in participatory decision-making to enhance their dignity and control over their lives; 3) integrated policy approaches are needed, across policy domains and between national and global actions, including migrations. Concrete policy actions are described that span education, labor, fiscal instruments, public and private governance.
In The SpotlightB20, C20 and T20 Climate and Energy Working Groups: Statement for a sustainable energy transition
Download as PDF Climate change represents one of the largest risks to sustainable development, inclusiveness, equitable economic growth and financial stability. To curtail climate change, we need fast, fundamental and foremost global action. We need to change how we produce and consume […]
- The Brookings Institution
- Zhejiang University Center for Internet and Financial Innovation
- acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
- Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering
- Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)
- World Inequality Lab – Paris School of Economics
- Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
- Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
- Observer Research Foundation (ORF)
- World Energy Council
- German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
- Oxford Martin School (OMS)
- RWI – Leibniz-Institute for Economic Research
- HSRC BRICS Research Centre
- Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)
- Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)
- Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS)
- Center for Development Research (ZEF)
- Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)
- Chinese Academy of Engineering
- German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)