EMSD’s global team is based in Beijing, Berlin, Eschborn and Mexico City
EMSD is a global programme of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, commissioned in 2014 by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). To this end, EMSD convenes change agents from think tanks as well as the public, private and financial sectors in multi-stakeholder dialogues around three core topics: (1) “Sustainable Infrastructure”, (2) “Sustainable Finance” and (3) “Digital Solutions for Sustainability”. To ensure lasting impact, EMSD and its partners disseminate ideas across global policy fora such as the G20 engagement groups and scale innovative approaches across GIZ’s global network.
In our daily work, the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement serve as both a framework of action and source of inspiration. In other words, we believe that sustainable development and the protection of global public goods are at the forefront of today’s most pressing challenges. The international community’s success or failure in meeting them depends on meaningful engagement of emerging economies, which already today represent the majority of the world’s human population and economic output. By nature of their sheer size and through increasing engagement in global processes, their policy decisions and developmental trajectories are bound to have global implications. At the same time, emerging market economies still partly lack the institutional capacities to comprehensively analyse and implement sustainability solutions. What is more, emerging market actors remain underrepresented in leading global policy fora, whilst their solutions are insufficiently taken up for implementation.
In recognition that joint action by industrial and emerging market economies is indispensable, EMSD has been working with change makers from across regional and institutional boundaries: To take joint responsibility and shape sustainable development across the globe!