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G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meet in Sydney, Australia, in February 2014 (AP Photo/Jason Reed).

The Group of Twenty (G20) research theme focuses on addressing gaps in global governance; discussing policy issues critical to Canada’s position and role in the global economy; penetrating policy circles internationally; and gaining leverage through strategic partnerships. More broadly, the G20 is a premier forum for Canada to regularly engage with global leaders where it can contribute to its longstanding efforts towards a more equitable governance framework. CIGI’s G20 research cuts across several program themes, due to the wide scope of the G20 itself.

Acknowledged as a central area of CIGI’s expertise, the G20 research stream in its early days is credited for having provided the analytical underpinning for the elevation of the G20 to the leaders’ level. CIGI convened its first G20-focused group in December 2009, when it helped lay the groundwork for the forum to expand from national finance ministers to leaders. Since then, CIGI has proactively engaged with the G20 rotating chairs with the aim to influence their summit agendas through the provision of high-level, policy-relevant advice. 

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

Thursday, 14 April 2016
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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
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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.

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

Tuesday, 29 March 2016
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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
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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.

Paris massacre dominates agenda at G20 summit in Turkey

Tuesday, 17 November 2015
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Turkey welcomed the leaders of the 20 richest countries in the world, for a two day summit. At the G20 summit leaders talked about international trade, employment policies and the fight against tax evasion, however the massacre in Paris, on the eve of the summit, redefined the agenda.

G20 leaders agree to co-operate on tackling terror financing

Tuesday, 17 November 2015
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Emma Rumney
Leaders of the world’s major economies have agreed to co-operate to face down the global terrorist threat, including how it is financed.

Security Issues Threaten Global Economy

Monday, 16 November 2015
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Ian Kelley, Emre Peker
Three days after the deadliest attacks on French soil since World War II, leaders of the world’s largest economies signaled growing worries that security issues could sabotage an already weak global economy.

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

Monday, 16 November 2015
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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.

G20: Nations must take terrorism fight as top priority

Monday, 16 November 2015
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At the G20, world leaders called for making terrorism a top prority of the international agenda, in the wake of the attacks in Paris late Friday night.

We’re revving the global economy’s engine, but still moving too slowly

Sunday, 15 November 2015
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The G20 meeting beginning Sunday in Antalya, Turkey, offers an opportunity for economists, policy analysts and government officials to give themselves a maintenance and tune-up checkup. Seven years after the global financial crisis, global financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and World Bank can positively report that the world economy is growing at an overall 3.1-per-cent rate in gross domestic product this year.
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