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Thrilled to have Martin Frick from @WFP as our guest on the inaugural episode of Accelerating Climate Solutions, hosted by me and @sschurig. An enlightening conversation at a critical time #G7.

http://ow.ly/IUIC50Jw5lV @cmfrick @f20platform @futureoffoodorg

Day 2 of the @G7 summit: We advocate the @G7 and @g20org to accelerate the decarbonisation of the building and constructing setcor, accounting for 40% of global C02 #emissions.


#G7Summit #G7Elmau #decarbonisation #emissions

👀 All eyes are now watching you, #G7 leaders, in the mountains of Bavaria, expecting you to make the right choices. It's time to be bold!

Our CEO @SabineNallinger finds clear words prior to the #G7 summit in #Elmau: The G7 have to walk the talk – time is not on our side! #AllinforCleanEnergy ▶️ https://bit.ly/3tTs5ho

The @G7 must reinforce multilateral efforts to include In-debt-for-climate-swaps and bilateral as well as multilateral debt relief. Reallocation of #SDRs is an important lever.


#g7Elmau #G7GER #G7Summit

@f20platform press release prior to @G7 summit with a statement by our CEO @SabineNallinger. #G7 needs to walk the talk and significantly accelerate the deployment of #renewableenergy and #greenH2 #G7ClimateClub @joergkukies @WMBtweets https://twitter.com/f20platform/status/1540337829783506944

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About F20

The Foundations Platform F20 is a network of more than 70 foundations and philanthropic organizations from different parts of the world, calling for joint, transnational action towards sustainable development, along positive transformation examples to provide pathways towards solutions of today’s most pressing challenges – climate change and a just transition towards sustainable development, based on renewable energy. F20 wants to be part of the solution and builds bridges between civil society, the business and financial sectors, think tanks and politics – within the G20 countries, between them and beyond.

The F20 platform takes a clear stance for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement. The F20 see G20’s multilateral processes and UNFCCC’s Conference of the Parties (COP) formal meetings as two separate pathways heading in the same direction. G20 summits address far more than simply climate and energy-related issues, therefore the
F20 platform links to the G20 process with the 2030 Agenda as its thematic umbrella and common framework. In accordance with the F20 mission statement,

  • F20 aims to inspire proactive alliances towards new transformational partnerships and encourage viable
  • F20 seeks to initiate and provide opportunities for new dialogue spaces and effective discourse between foundations worldwide and especially in the context of G20.
  • F20 considers contributing to the successful implementation of the Paris Agreement and the SDGs of the 2030 Agenda to be an important task for foundations by applying the above-mentioned goals and sustainability efforts to their actions, organisational agendas and portfolio strategies.


As an international platform and catalyst, F20 expects to further shape the dialogue between G20 countries regarding the UN frameworks and emphasize civil society’s indispensable role for a just transition. Three major functions of the F20 platform become increasingly relevant:

  • F20 as an enabler and bridge-builder between non-state actors such as businesses and civil society organizations, governments and philanthropic institutions.
  • F20 as a sounding board for foundations within and beyond the G20 process regarding particular issues related to climate change, renewable energy and constantly shrinking spaces for many civil society organizations.
  • F20 as a global learning platform for improved cooperation, interlinking foundations worldwide and providing a range of mutually complementing opportunities.

Concerted efforts of foundations strive to send a strong signal to governments and make them realise that civil society and other non-state actors have a crucial role to play in implementing sustainable development. Global collaboration can facilitate efforts to overcome barriers and limitations and encourage to move forward with global decarbonisation trends, such as the transformation of the energy sector by shifting towards renewable energy sources and the increase of energy efficiency.

We are convinced that only a new level of international collaboration and transformational partnerships will be able to solve the global challenges the world is facing today.

For more information, read the F20 Mission Statement here.

Climate Action

Climate Action

Climate action is inevitable and must be accelerated in order to limit global warming to well below 2°C.

Resilient Societies

Resilient Societies

Civil Society is an essential partner for politics to drive the transformation forward.

Global Responsibility

Global Responsability

Foundations have a global responsibility and play a crucial role in climate policy.

The Foundations

Steering Group

Partner Circle

Upcoming F20 Events

F20 Event prior to G7 Summit (Elmau, Germany)

Prior to this year’s G7 Summit in Germany, there will be a F20 Event in Sinsheim on June, 23. More information about the F20 Event will be available soon.

F20 Climate Solutions Forum 2022

More information about the F20 Climate Solutions Forum 2022 will be available soon. To find out more about last year’s F20 Climate Solutions Forum – click here.

F20 Event at the COP27

More information about the F20 Events around the COP27 will be available soon.

Previous F20 Events


Herewith, we hope to answer your first questions. If you can’t find the information you need, please get in touch via the contact form below.

Who can join the F20 Platform?

The F20 Platform has been established as a global platform for foundations and philanthropic organisations and only such organisations can join the platform.

What opportunities for participation does F20 provide?

Aside from a reasonable financial contribution that is needed for joint F20 activities the participating organisations:

  • acknowledge the goals and the mission of the F20 Platform outlined in the F20 Mission Statement (September 2017) as core responsibilities of their operative work.
  • are participating in the joint F20 activities that are organised by the F20 Secretariat and in coordination with the F20 Steering Group.
  • are disseminating F20 material, such as publications, joint statements, press releases or video material.
  • acknowledge their self-commitment to increase sustainability efforts within their own organisational context (e.g. divesting capital from fossil fuels and instead investing into renewable energy solutions).

How does the platform operate and how is it structured?

The F20 Platform consists of the following permanent structure:

  • a permanent F20 Head Office, which is the secretariat for and coordination unit of the F20 Platform.
  • the F20 Steering Group, which currently consists of 13 foundations. New members will be invited upon proposal by the Steering Group or F20 partners.
  • the F20 Partner Circle, comprising all participating foundations, aside from the F20 Steering Group.

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