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.
Towards a comprehensive approach to climate policy, sustainable infrastructure, and finance
We propose a policy package of low-carbon growth stimulation through a steep increase in sustainable infrastructure, mobilizing sustainable finance, and adoption of carbon pricing to simultaneously achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. , 
Green Shift to Sustainability: Co-Benefits & Impacts of Energy Transformation on Resource Industries, Trade, Growth, and Taxes
Energy transformation towards 100% renewable energy is economically inevitable, and socially and environmentally desirable, yet it may produce negative signals in outdated statistics as fossil trade diminishes and the sector shrinks. This paradoxon should be addressed in a joint report by, e.g., IRENA, IMF, OECD, andthe World Bank, and the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures.
Fossil fuel extraction and commodity trade will end, and fossil asset values erode. The industry’s role in capital formation, international trade, economic activity (GDP), and government revenue will decline. New energy systems, based on efficiency, renewables, storage, and smart management are cheaper to build, run and maintain. Growth of electricity use stimulates innovation, value creation, and growth in consumer rent, as renewable energy technologies harvest free environmental flows that are not traded and often for self-consumption. Total utility will grow while trade, GDP and the tax base may shrink. Reports should inform G20 Leaders, Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors on the true costs and benefits, and alert them to misleading signals.
In The SpotlightT20 Mumbai: Dialogue on the Emerging World Economy
Gateway House co-hosted a T20 meeting in Mumbai on February 14, 2017 in with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, with support from GIZ and Siemens India.
- Observer Research Foundation (ORF)
- Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
- World Inequality Lab – Paris School of Economics
- Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
- Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
- GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
- Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
- Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)
- The Brookings Institution
- Zeppelin University gGmbH (ZU)
- Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
- Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)
- University of St. Gallen
- Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV)
- Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales (CARI)
- Zhejiang University Center for Internet and Financial Innovation
- German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
- The Bridge Tank
- Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW)
- Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering
- Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
- Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS)
- Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU)
- Center for Development Research (ZEF)
- acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering
- Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations
- Chinese Academy of Engineering
- Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)
- Oxford Martin School (OMS)
- ISEAL Alliance
- Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e.V.
- World Energy Council
- Climate Transparency
- RWI – Leibniz-Institute for Economic Research
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
- Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCIS)
- HSRC BRICS Research Centre
- Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)