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Is There a Future for International Monetary Cooperation?

Monday, 25 April 2016
Economic conflict between nation-states has been a major concern throughout the past century and will continue to threaten progress for the foreseeable future. The language evolves, but the issues persist. The “beggar-thy-neighbour” policies and “competitive devaluations” that aggravated the Great Depression of the 1930s have become the “currency wars” of the twenty-first century. Defining the problem, however, is easy compared with the task of solving it. A central recurring question is whether policy makers can — and should — cooperate and try to coordinate their policies in an effort to alleviate conflicts and improve outcomes.

Global Financial Governance Confronts the Rising Powers: Emerging Perspectives on the New G20

Thursday, 14 April 2016
Global Financial Governance Confronts the Rising Powers addresses the challenge that the rising powers pose for global governance, substantively and institutionally, in the domain of financial and macroeconomic cooperation.

New CIGI book addresses emerging markets’ potential to shape international financial policies

Thursday, 14 April 2016
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) has released a new book, Global Financial Governance Confronts the Rising Powers: Emerging Perspectives on the New G20, providing in-depth views on how international financial institutions and policies must adapt to the increased global economic power of emerging markets.

Implementing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda: A G20 Development Consensus with Chinese Characteristics

Wednesday, 13 April 2016
This paper explains how an independent observer might reconcile the development models of two apparently incompatible cultures. On this basis, the paper concludes with suggestions of G20 initiatives that may help salvage the 2030 SDGs.

China should rely more on G20 relations, clean sources for energy security, CIGI expert recommends

Tuesday, 29 March 2016
China should rely more on multilateral relations, such as those forged at the G20, and ramp up its clean energy production to better manage its energy needs and address its environmental woes, according to a paper released today by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

China and Global Energy Governance under the G20 Framework

Tuesday, 29 March 2016
This paper explores China’s perspectives and practices in its quest for overseas energy supply security and its participation in international energy cooperation since becoming a net oil import country in 1993. It compares the traditional approach, in which China mainly focuses on bilateral means to pursue its overseas energy supply security, and the new concept of energy security, in which greater involvement in global energy governance, in particular in the Group of Twenty, is highlighted to promote China’s energy security.

No ‘Sputnik Moment’ for the G20 in Shanghai

Monday, 29 February 2016
Mohamed El-Erian, a prolific and dependable analyst of global economic affairs, wanted a “Sputnik moment” in Shanghai on the weekend. Just as watching the Russians take the lead in the space race prompted the Americans to get serious, El-Erian wished that the terrible start to 2016 would spur the finance ministers and central bank leaders of the G20 to do something to enliven the headlines on his Bloomberg terminal.

Sustainability Reporting | Inside the Issues 6.3

Wednesday, 3 February 2016
In episode three of season six, CIGI Fellow Jason Thistlethwaite joins CIGI Senior Fellow and co-host Andrew Thompson for a discussion on the governance of sustainability reporting.

Saudi Arabia no longer is the forgotten member of the G20

Thursday, 7 January 2016
Global economic surprises in 2015? There were a few. For me, the biggest was Saudi Arabia’s willingness to forego hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue to cripple its emerging competitors in the global oil market. One of the quieter members of the G20 reminded everyone why it has a seat at the big table.

CIGI global economy experts comment on the outcomes of the G20 Turkey 2015 Summit

Monday, 16 November 2015
As the 2015 G20 Leaders Summit comes to a close, the Centre for International Governance Innovation releases the following quotes from its global economy experts regarding the outcomes, including the final 2015 communiqué and statements released by the G20 Turkish Presidency today.
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