ISF at F20: Meeting the Paris Climate Goals after COVID
ISF’s Dr Sven Teske joined a program of high-profile international speakers to present at F20’s conference, which this year was themed ‘Resilience and Recovery: Highlighting Solutions for the G20 on Climate and Sustainability!’.
The Foundations Platform F20 is a group of international philanthropists, who stage events coinciding with the Group of Twenty (G20) economic summits. They believe that global challenges, such as climate change, can only be faced with international collaboration and partnerships.
Their annual Climate Solutions Week ran this year between 14-17 September, at the same time as the G20 Ministers of Environment and the G20 Ministers of Energy meet. This serves to emphasise the responsibility of the G20 to lead on fighting climate change, both economically and politically.
On the second day of the 2020 conference, Sven spoke to a long collaboration between UTS and One Earth, that has resulted in the publication of a policy document which clearly outlines the actions that need to be taken to meet the Paris Climate Agreement’s target of limiting this century’s global temperature increase to 1.5°C.
In his presentation, Sven outlined the main recommendations in the policy paper, which was written recently during the pandemic. The paper, How can the Paris Climate Goals be achieved in the COVID-19 era?, is a timely prompt that ties its climate model to the urgent need for a COVID recovery plan.
Watch below to see a short overview of the paper’s climate model and download the full paper here