G7 have to walk the talk and significantly accelerate the expansion of renewable energies through joint targets and implementation instruments
Munich, June 24th, 2022. International platform of foundations in the G20 context calls upon the governments of the G7 countries to enhance climate partnerships and to agree on a renewable energy power target of 70 % by 2030. …
Press Release of the Foundations Platform F20, June 24th, 2022
Milan, October 1st, 2021. The Foundations Platform F20 consisting of more than 70 foundations mainly from the G20 countries calls upon the G20 Heads of State to act on the global climate crisis and to agree on concrete targets and tools on upscaling renewable energy, protecting …
Press Release of the Foundations Platform F20, October 1st, 2021
Hamburg, June 23rd, 2021. Representatives of a number of leading Community Foundations across the globe called today upon the G20 to act on the climate crisis, referring to the recent period of global vulnerability resulting from the pandemic that has impacted many cities …
Press Release of the Foundations Platform F20, June 23rd, 2021
Cornwall, UK, June 11th, 2021. The international F20 Platform, representing a group of 70 foundations mainly from the G20 countries today called upon the Heads of State of the G7 countries convening this weekend in Cornwall, UK, to take the lead on climate action and …
Press Release of the Foundations Platform F20, June 11th, 2021
Cornwall, UK, 11. Juni 2021. Die internationale Stiftungsplattform F20 mit mehr als 70 Partnerstiftungen aus den G20 Ländern hat heute die in Cornwall/UK zusammentreffenden Staatschefs der G7 Länder aufgerufen, die Führung im Klimaschutz zu übernehmen und einen …
Pressemitteilung der Foundations Platform F20, 11. Juni 2021
London, Rome, June 9th, 2021. Today, a diverse group of 13 leaders from influential foundations based in the UK and Italy call for decisive actions on climate, health and biodiversity in a joint open letter to the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Italian Prime Minister …
Press Release of the Foundations Platform F20, June 9th, 2021
Hamburg, November 23 2020. The outcome of this year’s G20 summit provides a good basis for the incoming G20 Presidencies of Italy (2021) and Indonesia (2022) but falls short on highly needed actions to combat the triple crisis of a pandemic and its economic …
Press Release of the Foundations Platform F20, November 23rd, 2020
International group of foundations: G20 countries must agree on a G20-Emergency-Plan addressing the intertwined COVID-19, biodiversity and climate crisis
Hamburg, November 20 2020. G20 countries, meeting this weekend for their annual Leaders Summit, must agree on a G20-Emergency-Plan that leads the world out of the triple crisis of a pandemic and its economic downturn, worsening climate change effects and the …
Press Release of the Foundations Platform F20, November 20th, 2020
Turning G20 Stimulus Packages into Game Changers for Climate and Biodiversity – New study stresses the pivotal role of ‘Nature-based Solutions’ in addressing the crisis of biodiversity loss, climate change and global pandemics
November 16 2020. In the run-up to the G20 summit in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia, on November 21/22, a new report prepared by an expert from the World Resource Institute (WRI) and co-authors from other centres of expertise calls for Nature-based Solutions …
Press Release of the Foundations Platform F20, November 16th, 2020
“Response Ability 2020” – G20 countries must take the lead and redirect financial flows to solve the global Climate, Biodiversity and COVID-19 crisis and acknowledge the close relationship with transforming the global food and health system
Hamburg, September 17 2020. In the spirit of “More Resilience – Recovering Better” the partners of the F20 platform concluded today its four days high-level F20 Climate Solutions Week in partnership with the King Khalid Foundation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia….
Press Release of the Foundations Platform F20, September 19th, 2020
Ambitionierter European Green Deal muss auch Grundlage für angekündigte EU-Konjunkturpakete zur Bewältigung der Corona-Krise sein – Stiftungen appellieren an EU-Kommissionspräsidentin Ursula von der Leyen für ambitionierten Klimaschutz
Hamburg, 18. März 2020. Namhafte Vertreter*innen von Stiftungen und Philanthropen aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum haben sich heute in einem offenen Brief an die EU-Kommissionspräsidentin Ursula von der Leyen gewandt, um für ein entschlosseneres Vorgehen beim Europäischen Green Deal zu werben …
Press Release of the Foundations Platform F20, March 18th, 2020
Result of UN Climate Summit in Madrid keeps the world ‘off-track’ from responding to the climate emergency – Postponed decisions on key questions lead to higher expectations at COP26
Hamburg, Madrid, December 16 2019 : The F20 platform described today the result of the UN-Climate Summit as ‘completely insufficient’…
Press Release of the Foundations Platform F20, December 16th, 2019
Foundations Platform F20 calls upon G20 countries to increase climate actions and to show leadership at the UN Climate Talks
Hamburg, Germany, December 1 2019: The F20 platform, a group of 60 foundations from all parts of the world, called today upon the G20 countries to assume more responsibility at the upcoming climate talks and to commit to bold action.
Press Release of the Foundations Platform F20, December 1st, 2019
G7 must increase their ambitions on climate action
Biarritz, France, August 23 2019: The Foundations Platform F20 calls upon the G7 countries to commit to bold climate actions that would ‘set the tone’ for increased ambitions by all UN member states that are necessary to limit the average global temperature increase below 1.5 °C and net zero emissions by 2050.
Press Release of the Foundations Platform F20, August 23rd, 2019
Nineteen G20 countries reaffirm the Paris Climate Agreement as irreversible – Foundations Platform F20 advocates for increased ambitions on climate change and appreciates positive signals for the G20 summit 2020
Osaka, Japan; Hamburg, Germany, June 29: The Foundations Platform F20, an international group of more than 55 foundations and philanthropic organisations from G20 countries and beyond, appreciates that all G20 countries except the US have reaffirmed that the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement is irreversible. F20 now encourages for increased ambition on climate change.
Press Release of the Foundation Platform F20 on the outcome of G20 Osaka summit, June 29th, 2019
More than 50 International Foundations Warn of Ignoring Climate Change and Sustainability at the Next G20 Summit
Tokyo, Japan, June 13 2019: More than 50 International Foundations Warn of Ignoring Climate Change and Sustainability at the …
Press Release of the Foundations Platform F20, June 13th, 2019
Result of UN Climate Conference marks an “Important milestone towards a successful implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement – certain parts of ‘Paris rulebook’ still missing”
Katowice, Poland, December 16 2018: The Chair of the Foundations Platform F20, Klaus Milke, called yesterdays results of the UN Climate Conference in Katowice “an important milestone towards the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement”, but also emphasized that far more efforts are needed by member states to keep global warming below the dangerous benchmark of 1.5 °C temperature increase.
Foundations Platform F20 on the G20 outcome: A sign of hope – Communiqué of the G20 reaffirms commitment to fight climate change
Buenos Aires, Argentina: The Foundations Platform F20 appreciates the reference to the Paris Climate Agreement and the 2030 Agenda in the final communiqué of the G20 summit in Argentina.
More than 50 foundations from all parts of the world urge Heads of G20 countries to ensure a “climate compatible” outcome
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Few hours before this year’s G20 summit in Argentina the Foundations Platform F20, an international group of more than 50 influential foundations and philanthropic organisations, has expressed its strong support for the 2030 Agenda and the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.
International Group of foundations calls upon the Heads of the G20 countries to ensure that decisions by the G20 are in line with Paris Climate Agreement
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Today a number of influential foundations from all parts of the world have called upon the Heads of the G20 countries to ensure that the outcome of this year G20 summit in November in Argentina is in line with the goals of the UN Paris Climate agreement and the 2030 Agenda.
Group of international foundations welcomes Climate Agreement by G6 countries and calls for strong action on climate change at the G20 meeting in Argentina
The Foundations Platform F20 congratulates G6 for addressing global climate change in final communiqué.
La Malbaie (Quebec)/ Hamburg
In the final summit communiqué, the G6 – Germany, France, Italy, UK, the EU, Canada and Japan – reaffirm their commitment to implement the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement as well as the allocation of the necessary resources on climate finance. The F20 group states today that focusing on the transition to renewable energy within this century still remains the number one priority to combat climate change.
Press release 5th June 2018: Group of international foundations calls on G7 leaders to enact climate change solutions and lift barriers to progress.
An international group of 45 foundations from around the world — united in its commitment to address climate change and find pathways to sustainable development — is calling on the world leaders converging in Charlevoix, Quebec for the G7 Summit to take concerted, transnational action on climate change.
Press release 4th July 2017: International foundations platform issues call to German G20 presidency.
Implementation of UN Agreements for climate protection and sustainability must be core responsibility of G20 – with or without Trump.
HAMBURG, GERMANY. A few days before the G20 summit in Hamburg, an international network of foundations calls upon German chancellor Angela Merkel to make climate protection and sustainable development a core responsibility of G20. If necessary, this must be enforced without the agreement of US president Trump.
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Joint Statement B20, C20, L20, T20, W20, F20 – June 13, 2017
Scientists, business leaders and civil society to G20: implement the Paris Agreement, with or without the United States.
Berlin/Hamburg: Today, an alliance of over 30 foundations representing a capital in the double-digit billion range (US dollars) has joined forces with a group of stakeholders from science, business, and civil society to call on the G20 to implement the Paris Agreement even without the US. In a joint statement, the alliance – consisting of G20 engagement groups such as the Business 20, Think Tank 20, Women 20 and Labour 20 – criticised the US’ withdrawal from the Paris Agreement as “short-sighted and irresponsible”, adding that the Paris Climate Agreement is indispensable in tackling the global climate crisis.
“G6” sets the stage for G20 summit: In Hamburg Heads of State need to deliver on the implementation of climate and sustainability goals.
Global Platform of Foundations for climate and sustainability, “F20”, established ahead of G20 summit.
Berlin/Hamburg (30th May, 2017): According to a newly established global platform of foundations, the F20, ‘the G7 summit in Italy has set the stage for the upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg’. ‘Six of the seven Heads of State have demonstrated their determination to implement the Paris Agreement despite the reluctance of the US administration. It is now up to the most powerful economies to lead in turning the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement into reality’, they said in a joint statement.
30 foundations from all over the world initiate G20 platform for climate change and sustainability.
“Bridging the gap between, politics, the economy and civil society”
Berlin/ Osnabrück (17.05.2017): Today, more than 30 foundation from eight countries announced a unique alliance for climate change and a global energy transition. The so called “Foundations Platform” (F20) aims at bridging the gap between the 20 most important industrial countries and emerging economies (G20), the private and financial sector as well as civil society. The Foundations Platform objective is to support the implementation of the Agenda 2030, climate projects, and the deployment of renewable energies. Further they aim at highlighting the strong role civil society plays in the transformation. In total, the foundations represent a capital in the double-digit billion range (US dollars).
Shortly before the G20 summit, the Foundations Platform will gather leaders from civil society, business, science and politics at an event in Hamburg (July 4th). Guest are the economist Lord Nicholas Stern, the sociologist Auma Obama, the author and former advisor to the US government Amory B. Lovins and the Chinese entrepreneur Wang Shi.
F20 Recommendations 2022 to the G20 and the G7 as part of the G20
With Germany and Indonesia both hosting the G7 and the G20 summit this year and
Egypt heading the UN climate summit (COP27), there is a huge opportunity for a wellcoordinated
global response to the climate and energy crises …
COP 26 Outcome: Two Sides of the Same Coin – A Turning Point for Coal, but 1.5 Degrees Not Yet Within Reach – F20 Statement
G20 and G7 countries next year in the centre – ambivalent outcome of UN climate conference: strong momentum for coal phase-out and pressure on climate change hesitants – but China and U.S. need to urgently revise their climate targets to realise the 1.5 degree …
The G20 Outcome – F20 Statement on the Communiqué of the G20 Summit in Rome
“The G20 today didn’t manage to agree on concrete timelines and joint interim steps towards carbon neutrality. However, the G20 has reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement and recognised ‘that the impacts of climate change at 1.5°C …
THE WORLD IS WATCHING – F20 Statement of urgency on the G20 Summit 2021 this weekend in Rome
“The world is watching the G20 Heads of State meeting this weekend in Rome to exhibit leadership on the global climate and biodiversity criseis and set the bar for the UN Climate Summit starting next week in Glasgow! The urgency we are facing calls for immediate …
Joint Climate Statement of G20 Engagement Groups directed to the Italian Presidency of the G20, 2021
Whilst all eyes are now on the upcoming G20 summit in Rome and the ensuing COP26 in Glasgow, we must not forget that these objectives can only be reached through bold climate action and collaboration which goes beyond national borders and across all sectors …
F20 Statement on the UN pre-COP in Milan
Being responsible for around 75 percent of global greenhouse gases and 80 percent of global GDP, the G20 countries have a particular responsibility to tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis. Despite all promises, actions taken in order to counteract […].
F20 Statement on the Leaders Summit on Climate
Given the urgency of the global climate crisis, the Climate Leaders Summit hosted by US-President Biden was an important declaration of will by more than 40 national governments. It clearly also put the G20 states into the focus as all countries reaffirmed […].
Recommendations to the meeting of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on July 18, 2020
The global Covid-19 crisis is challenging daily lives, health systems and economies. At the same time, the question on how these recovery plans can ultimately contribute to more resilient and sustainable societies have become more important than ever before.
F20 Statement on G20 and the Covid-19 Crisis “More Resilience – Recovering Better”
Foundations Platform F20 action points to the G20 heads of state and Finance Minister on the current global responsibility. Click for further information and here to download the ICP Briefing on Building Resilience – G20 Finance, Energy and Health Meetings (April 2020).
Joint Statement B20, C20, L20, T20, W20, F20
Berlin/Hamburg: Today, an alliance of over 30 foundations representing a capital in the double-digit billion range (US dollars) has joined forces with a group of stakeholders from science, business, and civil society to call on the G20 to implement the Paris Agreement even without the US. In a joint statement, the alliance – consisting of G20 engagement groups …
F20 Mission Statement
The F20 platform, consisting of more than 45 foundations from different parts of the world, call for common and transnational action towards sustainable development, based on positive transformation examples. With its first publication, “Renewable Energy, Climate Action and Resilient Societies: Accelerating the Global and Local Paradigm Shift”, the F20 platform has provided evidence that the global transformation is already underway in many parts of the world.