This year’s G20 represents one of the first and best opportunities for a global response to the reckless and immoral climate backsliding we are seeing by the Trump administration. And it’s off to a pathetic start.
While media reports largely focussed on trade policy – an area the G20 has never made important decisions on – the real impact of the new US administration has been to severely limit the scope of new initiatives planned by the G20 this year, highlighting major deficiencies in its governance structure.
Corporate lobby groups have created a broad network of influence channels around the G20, with the Business 20 (B20) at its core. At the G20 Sherpa meeting in Frankfurt on 23-24 March the B20 presents its policy recommendations to the governments. Traditionally, the business lobby in the G20 has been pushing for overcoming “overregulation” of […]
On January 22, 2017 the G20 Ministers of Agriculture held their annual meeting in Berlin, immediately after the much larger Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA). Both meetings are described below. It should be noted that President Donald Trump is in the process of naming his Cabinet and has nominated former Georgia Governor Sonny […]
SHAPING AN INTERCONNECTED WORLD On December 1, 2016 Germany assumed the G20 Presidency. There are plenty of resources available to learn more about the G20 itself, find out what’s on the German 2017 agenda, and to stay on top of current events and participation opportunities.