Expert Conference Promoting a green and just recovery: Leveraging the potential of G20 and G7 cooperation

Online, 13.09.2021 until 14.09.2021


German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) in cooperation with the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Europe

This conference is part of a series focusing on the role of the G20 and G7 in support of sustainable development. This year’s conference will focus on the role of the G20 and G7 in promoting the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic that promotes a green and just transformation of economic systems. The conference reflects on the outcomes of the Carbis Bay G7 summit and the discussions within the G20 ahead of the Rome leaders’ summit but focuses on a forward-looking approach to explore potential policy initiatives promoted by the Indonesian G20 presidency and German G7 presidency in 2022 which will have a significant impact on success or failure of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) on Leaders’ level in 2023 and progress in the multilateral climate process under the UNFCCC, including COP27.

Prof. Koundouri participated in the Session III: Building Forward Better, (re-)distribution and the implementation of inclusive socio-ecological transitions: The role of social protection which took place on the 14th of September 2021.

Guiding questions:

- What are the distributive effects of the pandemic and the ensuing socioeconomic crisis? How can the most vulnerable people be supported during the recovery?

- How can social protection be provided to reduce the adverse effects of the sustainable recovery and the socio-ecological transitions? What kind of social protection measures are needed to minimize risks?

- How should the G20 and G7 respond to the challenge of stranded assets?

- Which role can the G20 and G7 play in advancing discussion and action on how distribution and redistribution of climate policy revenues and other transformative policies can be organized to unleash the redistributive power for an inclusive socio-ecological transition?

Discussion starters, among others:

- Cecilia Costella, Senior Technical Advisor, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

- Alin Halimatussadiah – Institute for Economic and Social Research, University of Indonesia

- Phoebe Koundouri, Co-Chair SDSN Europe

- Jan Steckel, Head of working group Climate and Development, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC).

Chair: Daniele Malerba, Researcher, DIE

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