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India G20 2023: Environment and Climate Sustainability Ministers Meeting. Brazil in 2024.

G20 Summit is held annually, under the leadership of a rotating Presidency, currently India, preparing to the September Summit. Brazil will take on the Presidency later this year and start preparing for the 2024 G20 Summit in Rio de Janeiro.

G20 focus on macroeconomic issues, including sustainable development, environment and climate change.

In that sense, before hosting the Summit, the G20 Presidency steers the G20 agenda with several preparatory meetings.

Here are some topics after the Environment and Climate Sustainability Ministers Meeting from last week.

  • ... implement, as appropriate, nature-based solutions, ecosystem-based approaches and other management and conservation approaches for mitigation and adaptation action while ensuring relevant social and environmental safeguards, taking into consideration ... IPCC 6th Assessment Report ... (§11)

  • ... urge all countries that have not yet aligned their NDCs ... the importance of the implementation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement ... and recognize the need to ensure the environmental integrity of carbon markets and for capacity building, in particular in developing countries ... (§12)

  • ... to deliver integrated solutions to support the protection, conservation and restoration of forests. We affirm that green economy policies, including unilateral ones, should not constitute a means of arbitrary or unjustifiable discrimination or a disguised restriction on international trade ... (§25)

  • ... concern the increasing water stress and declining water quality globally, including increased drought and flood events, due to the impacts of climate change, unsustainable water resource management, unsustainable demand, ecosystem degradation, pollution, and the risks they pose to equitable and sustainable access to water. ... (§36)

  • ... the issue of financing including developing countries’ financial needs to implement their NDCs, transformation of the financial systems, Article 2.1c, and Article 9 of the Paris Agreement regarding support from developed countries. ... (§63)

  • Some members expressed the need for deliberation on the issue of disguised trade restrictions and Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) on the grounds of climate action, and several members were not in agreement regarding the same (§65)

  • ... meeting again in Brazil ... continuing work on environment and climate sustainability priorities (Conclusion, §68)

Click at the image below for the full Outcome Document. And here for other specific reports.

G20 comprises the European Union and 19 countries a.o. Brazil, China, India, Saudi Arabia, Türkiye and United States.


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