Environmental diplomacy in G7/G20 – Strengthening the EU's voice on environmental matters

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The European Union seeks to advance the prosperity of its people by promoting growth, jobs, equality, and a safe and healthy environment. Acknowledging that issues such as environmental degradation and resource scarcity are often without borders, the EU is taking steps to engage with key partner countries in shaping global economic and environmental rules. The G7 and especially the G20 are two multilateral and authoritative fora well-suited for this environmental diplomacy. As such, the EU aims to strengthen its contribution to G7 and G20 relevant initiatives in the field of the environment with the double aim to support EU endeavours in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), both domestically and globally.

adelphi and partners have been contracted by the European Commission to strengthen the EU's position on environmental matters in G7/G20 multilateral fora. The consortium will use its long-standing expertise to support the EU in systematically assessing relevant ongoing G7/G20 processes and in contributing to these processes through information dissemination and dialogue. Focus topics include resource efficiency, circular economy, marine litter, plastics and green financing. The project is being implemented by adelphi together with GIZ International Services, Institute for European Environmental Policy and an independent expert.

adelphi provides key expertise on green finance and resource efficiency. We gather knowledge on G7/G20 initiatives in these fields, map existing activities by EU Member States and highlight areas of common interest. Opportunities for diplomatic efforts will be identified. Moreover, we support the EU in organizing or engaging in strategically relevant events and implementing a communication strategy around key topics.

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