India’s G20 Presidency to see solar pitch, digital infrastructure

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By Our Special Correspondent

New Delhi, September 13: With India assuming the Presidency of the G20 for one year from December 1, 2022 to November 30, 2023, the forum will see participation of the International Solar Alliance, and friendly countries such as Bangladesh, Mauritius, the UAE among others.

The Ministry of External Affairs in a statement on Tuesday said that there will be more than 200 G20 meetings across the country, beginning December 2022.

“The G20 Leaders’ Summit at the level of Heads of State/ Government is scheduled to be held on September 9 and 10, 2023 in New Delhi,” said the Ministry.

The G20 is an intergovernmental forum of the world’s major developed and developing economies. It comprises 19 countries (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, UK, USA) and the European Union (EU).

Collectively, the G20 accounts for 85 per cent of global GDP, 75 per cent of international trade and two-thirds of the world population.

The G20 currently comprises Finance Track, with 8 workstreams (Global Macroeconomic Policies, Infrastructure Financing, International Financial Architecture, Sustainable Finance, Financial Inclusion, Health Finance, International Taxation, Financial Sector Reforms); Sherpa Track, with 12 workstreams (Anti-corruption, Agriculture, Culture, Development, Digital Economy, Employment, Environment and Climate, Education, Energy Transition, Health, Trade and Investment, Tourism); 10 Engagement Groups of private sector/civil society/independent bodies (Business 20, Civil 20, Labour 20, Parliament 20, Science 20, Supreme Audit Institutions 20, Think 20, Urban 20, Women 20 and Youth 20).

“India, as G20 Presidency, will be inviting Bangladesh, Egypt, Mauritius, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Spain and UAE as Guest countries, as well as ISA (International Solar Alliance), CDRI (Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure) and ADB (Asian Development Bank) as Guest IOs,” added the MEA in the statement.

The Ministry has listed the agenda such as equitable and sustainable growth; LiFE (Lifestyle For Environment); women’s empowerment; digital public infrastructure; and tech-enabled development in areas ranging from health, agriculture and education to commerce, skill-mapping, culture and tourism; climate financing; circular economy; global food security; energy security; green hydrogen; disaster risk reduction and resilience; developmental cooperation; fight against economic crime; and multilateral reforms.

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