The framing of the climate challenge around broader social and economic impacts and benefits presents an opportunity to find common ground within the group of 20. Addressing climate change from the angle of impacts on key social policy themes, such as employment, poverty reduction, education, health, migration as well as the economic and national security dimension, moves the discussion away from continued controversy and potential deadlock towards integrating it into many non-climate related themes and objectives of the G20.
For the Argentinean presidency, such framing presents an opportunity to create a new narrative to bring closer together the different positions within the G20 and to drive climate commitment “through the backdoor”. It also strongly links to the Argentinean government’s own political agenda focussing on sustainable economic development, the creation of jobs, investments and new business opportunities.
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