The T20 serves as an ‘ideas bank’ for the G20 by bringing together and facilitating the exchange of policy analyses from global regional and national think tanks and experts.
Organized by The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV), this is the first time T20 Summit is organized as a larger platform that includes speakers from international organizations, business and governments, along with the think-tank representatives and academics – hence we name it Global Policy Dialogue Platform Conference.
The first session of the event will focus on the G20 and Global Governance for Sustainable Development. The session will feature a discussion on global governance architecture reform, the role of the UN, and advancing the contribution of other stakeholders including civil society and the private sector. The second session will focus on the Sustainable Development Goals as an ambitious, broad, multi-dimensional and universal agenda. Building on the previous two sessions, the third and final session will provide a platform for deeper discussion on global public goods from the perspective of sustainable development. Issues to be discussed include climate change, trade and financial stability. All sessions will have a cross-cutting emphasis on the role of the G20 in advancing global governance.
Domenico Lombardi (CIGI Director of Global Economy Program) and Thomas Bernes (CIGI Distinguished Fellow) will attend on behalf of CIGI.
Thomas A. Bernes is a CIGI Distinguished Fellow. After a distinguished career in the Canadian public service and at leading international economic institutions, Tom was CIGI’s executive director from 2009 to 2012. He has held high-level positions at the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Government of Canada. He became a distinguished fellow in 2012.