Schlagwort: Imme Scholz

A more ambitious G20 for a sustainable post-pandemic recovery and transformation

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The COVID-19 pandemic submerged the world for more than a year now, and global infection numbers are still rising. There are huge differences in the ability of governments and societies to cope with the pandemic: while Europe and the Americas remain epicentres of the disease, there are signs that infections are now also picking up across the African continent.

In an interesting turn-of-tide in discussion, the IMF calls for more public expenditure and higher taxation of the wealthy. The IMF states that economic recovery is possible in 2021 but dependent on both, access to vaccines and other medical interventions, and continuous effective policy support. Policy support needs to cushion the effects of the economic contraction, to decarbonize energy systems and economies, and for intensified multilateral cooperation to ensure universal access to vaccines and therapeutics and adequate financial liquidity of highly indebted countries.

EU to the rescue: Priorities for a positive multilateralism

Photo: EU FlagsWe are a long way from 2015. That year, the world committed to the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate – promising to end extreme poverty, address corrosive inequality, boost peace and prosperity, and stop climate change.

Now in 2018, we already look back at 2015 with nostalgia. This was the high water mark of multilateralism, brought low by the rise of populism and ‘illiberal democracy’. Suddenly, it seems, we are forced to find ways of rescuing the global rules-based order.

The G20 should champion the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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G20 are committed to the 2030 Agenda

One major objective of the German G20 Presidency is to make progress on realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) it enshrines. The 2030 Agenda is essential in order to tackle the most pressing domestic and global challenges the world is facing. Therefore, the 2030 Agenda should be understood as providing overarching guidance for all workstreams of the G20. By identifying collective and individual action, the G20 can contribute considerably to the implementation of the Agenda.

Die Prinzipien der 2030 Agenda – welche Fragen richten sie an die deutsche Entwicklungspolitik?

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Mehr Politikkohärenz in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit

Die 2030 Agenda bestätigt die traditionellen entwicklungspolitischen Forderungen nach mehr Politikkohärenz und gesteigertem Mitteleinsatz. Sie erfordert aber auch Reformen, von der Entwicklungspolitik wie in anderen Feldern der internationalen Zusammenarbeit, denn die Umsetzung der Prinzipien der Agenda – Universalität, Unteilbarkeit, niemanden zurücklassen, Vernetztheit – ist mit dem gegenwärtigen getrennten Vorgehen nicht zu erreichen.