Munich, June 24th, 2022. With nearly 80 foundations and philanthropic organisations mainly from the G20 countries, the Foundations Platform F20 calls upon the G7 Heads of State to deliver on the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and accelerate climate action in times of growing crises and the war against Ukraine. Germany holds this year’s G7 Presidency and Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz called upon the G7 member states to convene from June 26th-28th at Schloss Elmau for the G7 summit.
Reaching carbon-neutrality by mid-century will demand a complete turnaround from the past. It requires not only concrete, paris-aligned targets including the financial system but the G7 must also aim for an urgently needed implementation that translates already existing targets into concrete policies that do global good.
The world’s ability to tackle climate change will ultimately depend on close cooperation, mutual trust and the awareness of our common global responsibilities. Multilateralism and diplomacy are values we must uphold and rely on to make a climate-safe future a reality.
In cooperation with the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, the Foundations Platform F20 is eager to seize this political momentum and has jointly organised a high-level event in the context of the G7 climate dialogue in the Bayerischer Hof in Munich on June 23rd. The event was supported by Stiftung Allianz für Entwicklung und Klima, Bürgerstiftung München and Stiftung KlimaWirtschaft (German CEO Alliance for Climate and Economy)
With a message of the German G7 and G20 Sherpa Jörg Kukies and representatives from politics, academia, business and civil society, the Foundations Platform F20 was delighted to welcome a high range of distinguished speakers to join the climate dialogue and elaborate how to push the energy discussion beyond the G7 lines and build bridges between the tracks of the G7 and the G20. Key questions addressed included upscaling renewables and accelerating the Just Energy Transition whilst also exploring the promising role of industry and business in ramping up private investments to deliver on the global goals. Likewise, the growing interest in energy and climate partnerships such as the cases of South Africa and India sends a positive signal.
The Foundations Platform F20 also introduced their annual list of key recommendations to the G7 and the G20 to align their targets and overall actions to be aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
There are only a few months left in the run up to the Indonesian G20 summit and the COP27 hosted by Egypt this year. The G7 must live up to their responsibility and accelerate this political momentum through ambitious climate and energy targets and trust based, long-term partnerships!