G7 & G20 in the Climate Action Agenda
The COVID pandemic has driven shockwaves through the global economy and global and national politics. While world leaders are not short of challenges to grapple with the immediate health and economic crises, there is an urgent need to ensure recovery responses address the broader challenges of the climate change crisis: decisions taken in the next 12 months are likely to determine the global fiscal and political space for climate action for the next decade.
Italy and the UK, between them sharing the Presidencies of the G7, G20 and COP26, have a unique opportunity to drive the global agenda to address these crises simultaneously. IAI and E3G, in partnership with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs convene a high-level panel inviting the Italian G20 and UK G7 Presidencies to set out their priorities for the Gs in 2021, and how they link to the UK-Italy Presidency of COP26 to be hosted in November 2021.
The event, organised by IAI and E3G with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Italy), the Open Society European Policy Institute and Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation, will feature remarks from Italy’s Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon. Manlio Di Stefano, Italian G7/G20 Sherpa Ambassador Pietro Benassi, and UK G7/G20 Sherpa Dr. Jonathan Black setting out their priorities for climate change in the G agendas and the links to COP26 followed by an audience Q&A.