April, 2022

Indonesian – German – Energy Transition Symposium in the context of G7 and G20 in the year 2022

A JUST ENERGY TRANSITION Matching Learning Curves From Germany And Indonesia  22.03.2022: Under the headline of “A Just Energy Transition – Matching Learning Curves From Germany And Indonesia”, the virtual event provided an overview of learning curves from Indonesia and Germany on the energy transition including questions such as CO2 pricing, phase out of coal and upscaling renewable energy in [...]

February, 2022

German G7 presidency: Many foundations from Germany are willing to become part of the solution

F20 climate gathering of German Foundations (so called "Sinsheimer Climate Dialogue") on February 8   “Acting resolutely instead of merely reacting”[1] is the guiding principle of Germany holding the G7 Presidency in 2022. As a subgroup of the G20, the G7 has a huge potential in translating bold commitments into climate-effective policies and build momentum for a “Just Transition” in [...]

Short report on the results of the COP26 in Glasgow

Ambitious implementation of Paris is now on the agenda  „Glasgow had two faces“ Glasgow, Nov. 2021: Klaus Milke as Chairman and Noah Walker-Crawford from the Board of Trustees were on the ground in Glasgow for almost the entire duration of the important COP26 climate conference on behalf of Stiftung Zukunftsfähigkeit. So was also Christoph Bals as Chairman of the Board [...]

October, 2021

Successful meeting of the international platform of foundations in Milan: G20 countries must put their words into deeds

Milan, October 1st, 2021. The Foundations Platform F20 consisting of more than 70 foundations mainly from the G20 countries calls upon the G20 Heads of State to act on the global climate crisis and to agree on concrete targets and tools on upscaling renewable energy, protecting biodiversity and the decarbonisation of the global finance markets. At the annual F20 meeting [...]

June, 2021

Digital Deutscher Stiftungstag 2021

Global Green Deal – What is the Role of Foundations and Philanthropy? (Participants: Klaus Milke, Frans Timmermanns, Sylke Freudenthal, Carola Carazzone, Sandra Breka, Eckart von Hirschhausen, Giles Ruck, Vidya Shah) On June, 7th, the Foundations Platform F20 opened this year’s (virtual) assembly of the Federal Association of German Foundations with a very uplifting and insightful high-level panel on questions related [...]

November, 2020

Comment on the outcome of G20 summit 2020 under the presidency of Saudi-Arabia by the Foundations Platform F20

Clear committment for multilateralism but weak in terms of actions on climate and biodiversity Hamburg, November 23rd 2020. The outcome of this year’s G20 summit provides a good basis for the incoming G20 Presidencies of Italy (2021) and Indonesia (2022) but falls short on highly needed actions to combat the triple crisis of a pandemic and its economic downturn, worsening [...]

September, 2020

F20: Cooperate and leave your silo!

Foundations can make a difference in the COVID-19 and Climate Crisis Continuity, the readiness for cooperation, credibility and a real convening power were cornerstones demonstrated by the platform Foundations 20 at the „F20 Climate Solutions Week“ from September 14-17. It was broadcasted from an online studio in Hamburg in direct connection with the head office of the King Khalid Foundation [...]

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