As the National Coordinator and Chair of the T20 Italy, ISPI is promoting a series of 3 High-Level Forums which are intended as an international platform for debates on key global challenges and priorities for the Italian G20.

Under the claim “The Future is  Now: People, Planet, Prosperity”, the Forums explore possible scenarios and viable policy options. They will engage top representatives from the political and business communities, as well as senior experts from leading think tanks and institutions worldwide.

The High-Level Forum on Climate Change, Co-promoted by ISPI and KPMG, will be on May 10th, 1.30 pm CEST.


The Forum will address the following critical issues:

  • Tackling climate change while relaunching the global economy
  • Financing the green transition and the geopolitics of renewables
  • Assessing the impact on food, water and human security

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1.30 – 1.45 pm CEST

Paolo Magri – National Coordinator and Chair, T20 Italy; Executive Vice President, ISPI
Domenico Fumagalli –  Senior Partner, KPMG Italy

Conversation with: Enrico Giovannini – Italian Minister of Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility

1.45 – 2.30 pm CEST

Jeffrey D. Sachs – Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University
Joyeeta Gupta – GEO-6 Co-Chair, UN Global Environment Outlook (2016-2019)
Stéphane Hallegatte – Lead Economist, Climate Change Group, World Bank
Richard Kinley – President, Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability


2.30 – 3.20 pm CEST
The future of food under climate change and uncertainty

Kick-off speakers
Maximo Torero Cullen – Chief Economist, FAO
Gernot Laganda – Chief, Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes, WFP

Panel Discussion
David Nabarro – Former UN Special Envoy for food security
María José Sanz Sánchez – Scientific director, Basque Centre for Climate Change
Johan Swinnen – Director General, IFPRI; Co-chair of the T20 Task Force on Climate Change, Sustainable Energy & Environment

3.20 – 4.10 pm CEST
How to fight climate change while relaunching the global economy?

Kick-off speakers
Inger Andersen – Executive Director, UNEP
Francesco La Camera – Director General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Panel Discussion
Nicola Monti – CEO, Edison
Mike Hayes – Partner, Climate Change and Decarbonisation Leader and Global Head of Renewable Energy, KPMG IMPACT
Paola Brambilla –  Member of the Steering Board, Fondazione Cariplo

4.10 – 4.30 pm CEST

Amar Bhattacharya – Senior Fellow, Center for Sustainable Development, The Brookings Institution
Luiz De Mello –  Director, Policy Studies Branch, Economics Department, OECD; Lead Co-chair of the T20 Task Force on Climate Change, Sustainable Energy & Environment

Moderator: Federico Leoni, Sky TG24