The Think 20 serves as an ‘ideas bank’ for the G20 by bringing together and facilitating the exchange of policy analyses from global regional and national think tanks and experts. At a critical time between the approval of SDGs in New York in September and COP21 Summit in Paris in December, and one day before the G20 Summit, the T20 Summit - Antalya Global Policy Dialogue Platform Conference will focus on the implementation of the post-2015 sustainable development goals and on the role of the G20.
The G20 emerged at the leaders level in the aftermath of the financial crisis as a manifestation of economic power shifting and increasing multi-polarity in the world. If the G20 as “the Premier Forum for international economic cooperation” aims to be the steering committee of the global economy, it should help the international community to advance global sustainable development. The implementation of SDGs requires the international community to tackle global challenges which, if not addressed, can hamper sustainable development in developing countries. Climate stability, a multilateral trading system, global economic and financial stability, communicable disease control, are some key global issues that impact the implementation of SDGs.
The nature of SDGs are quite different than the MDGs. It is a more ambitious, a broader and multi-dimensional agenda. Coordinated action by national governments, multilateral institutions and private sector will be essential for successful implementation. The leadership role of the G20 will be essential in catalyzing the coordinated action between these spheres. The T20 Summit will bring together leaders from governments, multilateral institutions and private sector to discuss the following questions:
The audience will be around 300 people that will be a mix of scholars from the Think 20 network, business executives from the B20 network and policy-makers from the G20 delegations.
|09.00 – 09.15 am||Welcome Remarks
|09.15 – 09.30 am||Remarks by M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, B20 Chair|
|09.30 – 10.15 am||T-20 Handover Ceremony
|10.15 – 10.30 am||Coffee Break|
|10.30 – 11.45 am||Implementing the SDG Agenda: The International Policy Issues
Moderator: Güven Sak, T20 Chair, TEPAV Managing Director
|11.45 – 01.00 pm||Implementing the SDG Agenda: the Role of the Private Sector
Moderator: Amar Bhattacharya, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute
|02.00 - 3.30 pm||A Comprehensive Plan for Addressing the Migration Issue
A panel discussion ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit 2015
This panel discussion is being organised through collaboration between the Civil 20 (C20), Think 20 (T20), in the lead up to the 2015 G20 Leaders’ Summit