Introducing the Sustainability Working Group

Chairs: Tolga Bastak, CEO, WWF Turkey & Srinivas Krishnaswamy, CEO, Vasudha Foundation



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2015 is set to be a pivotal year for sustainability, with the Sustainable Development Goals likely to be adopted in September and a new climate change treaty expected at COP 21 in December. With the Turkish G20 Presidency putting renewable energy, energy access and climate finance on the agenda, the 2015 G20 offers a chance for some of the world’s largest economies to take concrete action to promote sustainable development.

The C20 Sustainability Working Group is responsible for consulting widely with civil society organisations from around the world and developing specific recommendations for the G20 on these issues.

C20 Sustainability Policy Paper

After months of extensive consultation, the C20 Sustainability Working Group published its final policy paper, setting out the C20’s detailed policy positions and recommendations to the G20 in 2015. To see the full policy paper, please follow the link below:


Key background documents

Civil society positions

G20 documents

Relevant international documents