The G20 Summit 2017 has set the stage for important multilateral achievements in the future, thanks to Chancellor Merkel’s strength of purpose and the wide-ranging efforts of her G20 team. Specifically, there been three major achievements that deserve further attention by researchers and policy makers.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Climate change represents one of the largest risks to sustainable development, gender equality, inclusiveness, equitable economic growth, and financial stability. To curtail climate change, we need fast and ambitious global action. Therefore, the Chairs of important G20 Engagement Groups consider the decision of the U.S. Government to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement as very short-sighted and irresponsible.
Initiated by the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), a new Africa Standing Group (T20 ASG) has been launched. The Africa Standing Group plans to engage in cross-regional joint knowledge production and provide evidence-based policy advice related to cooperation between the G20 and Africa. The network encompasses more than 30 leading think tanks from across Africa and G20 countries.
The International Think 20 Group presented “20 Solution Proposals for the G20” to German Chancellery Minister Peter Altmaier. Unveiled at the T20’s Global Solutions Summit in Berlin, the document contains recommendations about dealing with global challenges like climate change, inequality, and digitalization. The document […]
The Think 20 Summit begins. Over one thousand participants in Berlin. The Summit will provide 20 Global Solutions for the G20 and is mandated by the German G20 Presidency. Global Solutions focuses on G20 topics, such as the digital economy, climate policy and […]
T20 Innovation Forum Hangzhou: New Supply, New Driver & New Cooperation, Shaping the Future through STI
China Science and Technology Exchange Center hosted the T20 Innovation Forum in Hangzhou, China on May 6, 2017. Participants discussed the issues such as sustainable development and best practices sharing, digital economy, innovation capacity building and people-to-people exchanges, around the theme of New Supply, New Driver & New Cooperation, Shaping the Future through STI.
A group of sustainable companies including multinationals and 2000 SMEs call upon the G20 to boost demand and transparency for circular products and services. A move towards a circular economy, which is restorative and regenerative by design, presents a huge opportunity. To […]
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.
T20 Task Force on Forced Migration urges G20 to assure the economic integration of forced migrants in host countries
Under the topic “Their Future is Now – Education, Skills Development and Labour Market Integration for Youth Affected by Forced Migration” members of the T20 Task Force Forced Migration (TFFM) convened from 14-16 February, 2017, in Amman, Jordan, for its Outreach Event of “on the ground” research and discussions.
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 energy in all […]
The alliance of G20 Engagement Groups published a statement ahead of the meeting of the G20 Foreign Ministers in Germany to support open societies and international cooperation.
The T20 Germany Kick-Off Conference “Cohesion in Diversity: Accompanying the German G20 Presidency” has taken place on December 1 and 2, 2016 in Berlin.
What is the best way forward for the G20 to promote a sustainable and inclusive vision for the world? At the beginning of Germany’s G20 Presidency, the T20 addressed this challenge at its launch event in Berlin.