CIGI Commentaries, November, 2009
Following on its response to the global economic crisis, the G20 must now tackle other pressing global issues, including climate change, food security and global health. Andrew F. Cooper, CIGI distinguished fellow, and Andrew Schrumm, a CIGI research officer, discuss how the G20 must move beyond being a crisis committee to be a forward-looking organization and one that supports public goods.
Even though more than 1 billion people worldwide are undernourished, little progress was made at The World Summit on Food Security to reduce world hunger. A parallel civil society summit called the the People's Forum met at the same time to discuss food security. Jennifer Clapp, CIGI Chair in Global Environmental Governance, remarks on the striking differences between the two gatherings.