F20 High-Level Forum, G20 summit 2019, Tokyo, Japan, 13.06.2019

With the support of our Japanese partner foundation, the Renewable Energy Institute, the Foundations Platform F20 hosted the 3rd annual F20 High-Level Forum and welcomed more than 500 participants in Tokyo on June 13th. Under the title “Heading towards a New Climate and Sustainable Economy – Shifting the Trillions for a Just Transition”, the F20 platform examined possible pathways of a global transition towards a low carbon economy in the frameworks of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement.

With this public event F20 provided a platform to illuminate and discuss the most pressing questions for the upcoming G20 summit in Osaka at the end of June, including pathways for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement to enable global climate action, renewable energy uptake and the building of resilient societies.

In addition, the new F20 report to the G20 on “Aligning G20 Infrastructure Investment with Climate Goals and the 2030 Agenda” was presented by the lead author Amar Bhattacharya, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development Program at Brookings Institution, Co-Chair, T20. The F20 report develops a framework for sustainable infrastructure that is aligned with the SDGs and Paris commitments. Five key policies bridging the sustainable infrastructure gap were outlined, calling upon the G20 heads of state to play a leading role in their implementation.

Keynotes and panels addressed the transition towards a new climate economy, the need for regulatory frameworks and the important role of foundations and other stakeholder groups in the G20 process. The speakers expressed their expectation that all decisions by the G20 heads of state must be based on the premises of a sustainable development and a just transition to achieve net zero emission by 2050 and limit the global temperature increase to 1.5 °C.

Speakers included Ernesto Zedillo, former President of Mexico; Amory B. Lovins, Chairman and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute; Tasneem Essop, Interim Executive Director, Climate Action Network International; Hiroshi Komiyama, Chairman, Mitsubishi Research Institute; Teruyuki Ohno, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Institute; Fiona Reynolds, CEO, Principles for Responsible Investors;  MA Jun, Chief Economist, Chairman, China Green Finance Committee.

Morning Session (10:00 - 13:00)

Opening
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Tomas Kåberger
Chair of Executive Board, Renewable Energy Institute

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Klaus Milke
Chair, F20

Keynotes
Ernesto-zedillo

Ernesto Zedillo
Former President of Mexico (1994-2000)

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Amory B. Lovins
Chairman/Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute

Keynote
Amory B. Lovins

Session I: Heading Towards the New Climate Economy in Context of the 2030 Agenda

Keynotes

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Hiroshi Komiyama
Chairman, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. / Co-chair, T20

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Amar Bhattacharya
Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development Program at Brookings Institution / Co-chair, T20

Keynote
Amar Bhattacharya

Panel Discussion

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Frank Rijsberman
Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute

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Catherine Howarth
Chief Executive ShareAction, Board Member of the Scott Trust

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MA Jun
Chief Economist, Chairman China Green Finance Committee / Co-Chair G20 Green Finance Study Group

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Felix Chr. Matthes
Research Coordinator for Energy & Climate Change, Oeko Institute

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Michiyo Morisawa
Director, Carbon Disclosure Project, Japan / Japan Head, Principles for Responsible Investors (PRI)

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Athena Ronquillo-Ballesteros
Climate Finance Director Asia, Growald Family Fund

Moderator

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Emmanuel Guérin
Executive Director for International Affairs, European Climate Foundation / Director, International Climate Politics Hub

Afternoon Session(14:00 - 18:00)

Keynotes
tasneem-essop

Tasneem Essop
Interim Executive Director, Climate Action Network International

Session II: Status of the G20, the Energy Transition and Regulatory Frameworks

Keynote

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Sven Teske
Research Director, University of Technology Sydney

Keynote
Sven Teske

Panel Discussion

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Henk Rogers
Founder and Board Chair, Blue Planet Foundation

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Dolf Gielen
Director, IRENA Innovation and Technology at International Renewable Energy Agency (IITC)

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Nobuo Tanaka
Chairman, Sasakawa Peace Foundation

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Teruyuki Ohno
Executive Director, Renewable Energy Institute

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Anna Leidreiter
Director Climate and Energy, World Future Council

Moderator

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Stefan Schurig
Secretary General, F20

Session III: The Implementation of the Paris Agreement and 2030 Agenda
Role of Foundations and Other Stakeholder Groups and their Expectations on the G20 Process

Keynote

fiona-reynolds

Fiona Reynolds
CEO, Principles for Responsible Investors (PRI)

Keynote
Fiona Reynolds

Greetings from U20 to Japan’s G20 Process

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Tsuyoshi Yamamoto
Special Advisor to the Governor on International Affairs, Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Keynote
Tsuyoshi Yamamoto

Panel Discussion

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Catherine Brown
CEO, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Australia

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ZHANG Li
Secretary General, Society for Entrepreneurs and Ecology (SEE) Foundation

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LEI Hongpeng
Director Climate Change Programme, Children Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)

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Hideki Wakabayashi
Secretary General, Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation(JANIC)/ C20 Japan 2019

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Renato Redentor Constantino
V20 and Executive Director, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities

Slides
Renato Redentor Constantino

Moderator

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Enrique Maurtua Konstantinidis
Senior Advisor, Climate Change, Environment and Natural Resources Foundation (FARN) / C20

Closing
mika-ohbayashi

Mika Ohbayashi
Director, Renewable Energy Institute / Co-Chair, F20

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