Foundations play a pivotal role on climate policy as they can be a bridgebuilder on climate action between the public sector, the private sector and civil society. F20 sends a strong signal to governments, recalling the crucial role that civil society and other non-state actors play for implementing sustainable development within the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Climate Agreement.
F20 partners, a network of 80+ international foundations with diverse backgrounds, set the work programme and future activities of F20 with the overall goal of influencing G20 policies. An appointed group of partner foundations forms the Steering Group, which is the centre of decision making. The Steering Group reports to the partners and implements the work programme in close exchange with the Head Office, based in Hamburg. The F20 Head Office coordinates and manages all programmatic and communicative activities. It’s led by the Secretary General, Stefan Schurig. Klaus Milke holds the permanent Chair of F20. In accordance with the rotating principle of G20 Presidencies , Co-Chairs from the respective G20 host country in the F20 partner network are appointed every year.