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F20 Climate Solutions Forum 2021

Green Recovery, Sustainable Finance, Just Transition: Putting Words into Deeds
Milan, Italy (hybrid)
29-30 September 2021
40+ Speaker
10AM – 10:10AM CEST
  • Maria Luisa Parmigiani, Fondazione Unipolis, F20 Co-Chair
  • Klaus Milke, Stiftung Zukunftsfähigkeit, F20 Chair
  • Princess Nouf bint Muhammad, King Khalid Foundation
  • Pierluigi Stefanini, President ASviS
10:10AM – 11AM CEST
  • Ban Ki-moon, The Elders
  • Francesco La Camera, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • Johan Rockström, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • Maria Neira, World Health Organisation
  • Lasse Bruun, 50by40
11AM – 12PM CEST
  • Ruth Richardson, Global Alliance for the Future of Food
  • Martin Frick, Deputy of the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Food System Summit 2021
  • Roda Verheyen, Environmental Lawyer
  • Jess Ayers, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
  • Modi Mwatsama, Wellcome Trust

Virtual Coffee Break / Break Out Session

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm CEST / 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm WIB
  • John Kerry, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
  • Cherie Nursalim, GITI Group
  • Håvard Halland, OECD Development Centre
  • Michael O’Leary, Engine No. 1
  • Mohammad Aljasser, Islamic Development Bank
  • Cardinal Peter Turkson, The Vatican/ Rome
1:30PM – 2:20PM CEST
  • Fiona Reynolds, Principles for Responsible Investments 
  • Vinay Shandal, Boston Consulting Group 
  • Bruce Lourie, Ivey Foundation 
  • Angela Churie Kallhauge, World Bank 
  • Michael Northrop, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
2:20PM – 2:50PM CEST

Working Group 1: Revisiting the Health, Food, Biodiversity and Climate Nexus (moderated by: Giuseppe Banfi, Fondazione Cariplo)

Working Group 2: Financing the Green and Just Transition (moderated by: Caio Koch-Weser, European Climate Foundation)

Working Group 3: The Role of Cities, Communities and Regions (moderated by: Daniel Moser, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH)

Working Group 4: (Only for audience on site in Milan)

2:50PM – 3PM CEST

(in plenary)


Interdependence Movie (Only for audience on site in Milan)

10AM – 10:25AM CEST
  • Enrico Giovannini, Minister of Sustainable Infrastructure and Transport, Italy 
  • Giovanni Fosti, Fondazione Cariplo 
  • Francesco Profumo, ACRI and Compagnia di San Paolo 
  • Carola Carazzone, Assifero and Dafne 
  • Gaetano Giunta, Fondazione di Comunità di Messina 
10:25AM – 10:35AM CEST
  • Giuseppe Banfi, Fondazione Cariplo
10:35AM-11AM CEST
  • Carlos Moreno, The Sorbonne University-IAE Paris 
  • Catherine Brown, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation 
  • Saskia Sassen, Columbia University 
  • Charles Landry, International Adviser on the Future of Cities 
11AM – 12PM CEST
  • Andreas Kipar, Landscape Architecture Nature Development 
  • Andrea Ruckstuhl, Lendlease Italy and Central Europe /Milano Innovation District (MIND) 
  • Luigi Martignetti, European Network of Cities and Regions for the Social Economy
  • Shirley Rodrigues, London Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy 
  • Giacomo Pinaffo, Fondazione di Comunità di Messina 
  • Gemma Arpaia, ASviS Working Group on SDG17 

Virtual Break

1PM – 1:05PM CEST
  • Stefan Schurig, F20 Secretary General
1:05PM – 1:45PM CEST
  • Johannes Merck, Environmental Foundation Michael Otto 
  • Sandra Breka, Robert Bosch Stiftung 
  • Kristian Parker, The Oak Foundation 
  • Ilham Habibie, The Habibie Center 
  • Bambang Ismawan, Bina Swadaya Foundation 
  • Alberto Francesco Anfossi, Compagnia di San Paolo 
  • Natasha Matic, King Khalid Foundation 
1:45PM – 2:35PM CEST

Moderated by Luca Bergamaschi, ECCO 

  • Sharan Burrow, L20 
  • Paolo Magri, T20 
  • Simone Mori, B20 
  • Riccardo Moro, C20 
  • Anthony Bebbington, Ford Foundation 
  • Keith Porter, Stanley Center for Peace and Security 
  • Maria Luisa Parmigiani, Fondazione Unipolis 
  • Klaus Milke, Stiftung Zukunftsfähigkeit 
  • Ilham Habibie, The Habibie Center 
  • Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, World Wildlife Fund 

Growing competition for land, energy, and water along with population growth is placing further pressure on our food system. Key principles are needed to help shaping a vision of global food production that is resilient, regenerative, diverse, and healthy.

This panel will formulate expectations towards the upcoming G20 summit as well as the COP15 on Biodiversity and COP26 on Climate to take action to the world’s biggest challenges.

Experts and business representatives will discuss and determine the most pressing questions around sustainable finance and impact investing and the role of sustainable finance in overcoming the global crisis. Some of the key questions that will be addressed in the keynotes, panel and breakouts are:

  • What is needed to finance a green and just transition?
  • What is the role of green recovery plans in shifting the trillions?
  • How can philanthropy help to unlock necessary financial resources?
  • What can be learned from most recently published concepts such as the International Climate Finance Plan by the US?

Under this theme, lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic will be discussed as well as the subject of how cities and communities can rebuild better in a post-COVID world. Best practice examples can be witnessed all over the world: The Superblocks in Barcelona, the 15-min City in Paris or the 20-minute neighbourhoods in Melbourne are only a few success stories.

This panel will thus formulate expectations towards the upcoming G20 summit to include cities and communities into the energy transitions process.

High-level representatives from international as well as local foundations will discuss the most pressing questions for philanthropist and their role in aligning the green recovery with the Paris Climate Agreement and the UN 2030 Agenda. The Foundations 20 platform will present their recommendations to the G20 summit. In addition, the G20 Engagement Groups will display and discuss their recommendations to the G20 heads of state.