Under the German presidency of the G20, the Women20 (W20) engagement group is focussing, among other issues, on the digital transformation and its effects on women’s lives. Recommendations will be passed on to G20 President Angela Merkel at the W20 Summit on the 26th of April in Berlin.
On Tuesday 28 March, President Trump unravelled his predecessor’s climate policy by signing an executive order that, amongst other things, undoes restrictions on emissions by coal-fired power plants. Obama’s climate measures would have resulted in an estimated 26-28 percent reduction of US emissions by 2025. Many now ask about the global consequences of US withdrawal from climate protection; will this be the end of the world’s quest for a low-carbon and climate resilient future?
Enhancing the role of Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) in sustainable global economic development has been an important issue for G20 leaders since their first meeting in 2008. For leaders, the primary purpose of revitalizing the MDBs was to counter the cyclical effects of the crisis. As the subprime crisis receded, the focus of leaders and the overall G20 agenda since 2010 has shifted towards growth, for which infrastructure financing has been highlighted as a key driver.
T20 Task Force on Forced Migration urges G20 to ensure the economic integration of forced migrants in host countries
Under the topic “Their Future is Now – Education, Skills Development and Labour Market Integration for Youth Affected by Forced Migration” members of the T20 Task Force Forced Migration (TFFM) convened from 14-16 February, 2017, in Amman, Jordan, for its Outreach Event of “on the ground” research and discussions. The key objective of the event was to further develop the TFFM’s policy proposals to be put forward to the G20 Leaders, so as to promote the economic integration of forced migrants in their respective host countries.
Ahead of the G20 International Financial Architecture Working Group meeting on April 19, Helmut Reisen looks at recent reforms in the financing arrangements of multilateral development banks, and what the G20 can learn from such policy changes.