This policy brief is a stock-taking of the proceedings of the Think 20 conference held in Ottawa on May 3–5, 2015, and co-hosted by the Centre for International Governance Innovation and The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey. The meeting involved representatives of think tanks from G20 countries, leading international experts and a number of senior officials. A number of recommendations for the Group of Twenty (G20) emerged from the discussion. Taking steps to improve cooperation in financial regulatory standards, cross-border macroeconomic policy analysis and implementation, and debt restructuring processes will go a long way in supporting a more prosperous future by strengthening the stability of the global economy and financial system. Most importantly, the G20 should take the lead in establishing environmental sustainability and climate change risks as the biggest threats to the global economy and financial system.

  • Domenico Lombardi

    Domenico Lombardi is the former director of the Global Economy Program and a former member of the executive management committee at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). He serves on the advisory boards of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Bretton Woods Committee in Washington, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Asian Economic Panel.

  • Samantha St. Amand

    Samantha St. Amand is a CIGI senior research associate in the Global Economy Program. She has a B.A. (honours) in economics from Wilfrid Laurier University and an M.A. in economics from the University of Waterloo. Samantha previously worked as a research assistant at the Viessmann European Research Centre in Waterloo.