F20 Annual Report 2019
Strengthening and shaping the F20 engagement in the G20 and UN climate track – our contribution to shifting the trillions for a just transition
by the F20 Head Office
2019 was the so far busiest year for the F20 platform. At the same time, it was charged with high expectations, as many stakeholders in the realm of climate policy and renewable energy perceived the past year as an important opportunity to raise the ambitions for climate action
before the crucial year 2020. According to the five-year cycle of the 2015 Paris Agreement, all parties are to submit their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to the UNFCCC. As such, the NDCs are at the heart of the Paris Agreement, safeguarding the long-term goal of limiting the global average temperature increase well below 2 ° and, at best, to 1.5 °C.
Throughout the last year, F20 – under the umbrella of the 2030 Agenda with the 17 SDGs – thus sought to keep its focus on advocating for increasing the international ambitions on climate action and particularly urging G20 countries to assume their responsibility for climate leadership. As those countries contributing to more than 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions, the G20 have a pioneering role to play in climate action….