Climate Policy, the G20, and the Global South

Panel discussion

Climate change and global warming are among the greatest challenges facing both the current and coming generations. However, one and a half years after the global community’s adoption of the much celebrated Paris Agreement, the euphoria appears to have waned. The implementation of the resolutions is only slowly getting underway. Moreover, the agreement has since been sharply called into question by the United States. When the heads of state and government from the leading industrialised and emerging economies meet in Hamburg for the G20 summit in July, the topics of climate protection and sustainable energy supply will again be part of the agenda.

What political measures will help reach the climate protection goals in various parts of the world? What obstacles need to be mastered to achieve decarbonisation of the economy, particularly in rapidly growing developing countries? And to what extent can and should the G20 summit – where the world’s biggest emitters will all sit at one table – be used to drive climate protection? The panel discussion held by the Centre for Globalisation and Governance (CGG) and the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies brings together researchers and political decision makers to tackle these and other questions.


Jun.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Aykut, Junior Professor of Sociology at the University of Hamburg

Prof. Dr. Anita Engels, Professor of Sociology at the University of Hamburg and Executive Director of the Centre for Globalisation and Governance (CGG)

Apl. Prof. Dr. Jann Lay, Acting Director of the GIGA Institute of African Affairs and Head of GIGA’s Growth and Development Research Programme

Nicole Wilke, Head of the International Climate Policy Divison at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)

Moderator: Dagmar Dehmer, Tagesspiegel

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