BRICS Policy Center promoted Convergence Dialogue

The Convergence Dialogue was a success! The event, which promotes debate between members of T20 Task Forces and C20 Working Groups, took place last Thursday, May 15, 2024, with the aim of jointly thinking about priorities and recommendations at the front of the G20.

At the event, the institutions present began to draft a declaration to be presented at the G20 Summit. The recommendation, which will be delivered later, worked on three thematic agendas with a focus on Finance, Environment and Digitalization. Representatives from T20 Task Forces 2, 3 and 5 and C20 Working Groups 1, 3 and 7 attended the event.

Enrique Maurtua, senior climate change advisor and member of Thematic Agenda 2, said that there has historically been a lot of cooperation between the T20 and the C20. “Engagement groups usually work on their own problems, but governments pay more attention when they see large and diverse groups saying the same message,” commented Maurtua.

Rodolfo Bejarano, a member of Latindadd and a participant in Thematic Agenda 1, affirmed that the G20 is an important space for discussing economic problems. “We know it’s not the only space for these issues, but I think Brazil has an important role to play in facilitating the debate on some problems, especially economic ones,” concluded Bejarano.

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