The #BerlinT20 (Think Tanks 20) conference event centred on the #2030Agenda and focused on its relevance to the future of international cooperation, with a particular view on possible contributions of the #G20 to global implementation efforts.

  1. The event was co-hosted by the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS), the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES). The BerlinT20 conference was part of the official programme of the three Chinese think tanks mandated by their government to lead the T20 process during the country’s G20 presidency.
  2. Just in time for the #BerlinT20 conference, the @DIE_GDI published two new Briefing Papers on the G20. In their piece “G20: Concert of great powers or guardian of global well-being” @thomas_fues and @DirkMessner outline why strengths, as well as weaknesses, of the G20 lie in its informality and flexibility.
  3. In the second Briefing Paper @ax_berger and @ClaraBrandi argue that the G20 should assume a more proactive role with regard to the future of the #WTO and the reform of the world trading system.
  4. @FESonline's Michael Sommer opened the conference on Thursday.
  5. The conferece aimed at bringing together both experts in the field of Global Governance and the G20 as well as scholars from the realm of Development Cooperation.
  6. At the conference site, we used the opportunity to ask SIIS president Chen Dongxiao for his insights into China's role in the G20.
  7. China's G20 presidency - Chen Dongxiao
  8. Just after the opening session, we caught up again with @BMZ_Bund's Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven and asked her how to tackle current and future global challenges.
  9. How to tackle Global Challenges jointly - Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven
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