Sustainable Energy, Water and Food Systems
Policy Briefs contain recommendations or visions and cover policy areas that are of interest to G20 policymakers. The majority of the Policy Briefs has been developed by a corresponding Think20 Task Force.
T20 Recommendations Reports tie related policy proposals made under different G20 Presidencies into a common policy advice framework. They aim to leverage connections between T20 research organizations as well as other stakeholders to address well-defined global problems, in order to support G20 policymakers and to aid business and civil society organizations in complementing G20 policy efforts.
Global Solutions Journal G20/T20 Italy 2021 Edition
The Global Solutions Journal G20/T20 Italy 2021 Edition focuses on Italy’s G20 priorities, overcoming the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Digital Governance and New Measurement.
Authors from various sectors – politics, research, academia, business, and civil society – have contributed to this multifaceted edition.
S20 Saudi Arabia Communique
S20 Saudi Arabia 2020: Read the Communique here.
Diets for a Better Future
Diets for a Better Future demonstrates the leading role G20 countries can and must take to realize the exponential changes required for a healthy and sustainable world. The report explores what a more equitable distribution across a global ‘carbon budget’ for food could look like.
How to eradicate hunger by 2030
Every day too many men and women in countries across the globe struggle to feed their children a simple, nutritious meal. The SDGs are not simply aspirational, but offer us a results-driven blueprint for achieving worldwide peace and prosperity and recognize that we must first reach those furthest behind – whether in developing or developed countries. In this article, Ertharin Cousin outlines five steps towards achieving Zero Hunger.
Covid-19 & OPEC+ collapse: preliminary assessment of implications for energy markets, policies and geopolitical balances
The global economy is shaken by the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak in major global economies which increasingly impacts demand, supply chains and trade.
In this uncertain environment, the surprising breakdown of the OPEC+ alliance cemented by Russia and Saudi Arabia has led to an oil price collapse, with major potential economic and geopolitical consequences.
By Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega, Director of the Ifri’s Center for Energy & Climate
Energy, Climate and the COVID-19 Schocks: Double or Quits
The shocks from COVID-19 likely to affect energy and the climate are multiple and unprecedented in scale and scope.
Shocks from collapsing prices due to plummeting and then paralyzed demand combined with overproduction: this is the case for oil, but also to a lesser extent for electricity and gas. Other raw materials are also being affected.
Shocks to investments, because oil, as well as electricity companies, are experiencing dramatic falls in earnings while waiting for the peak of the pandemic to pass. They are cutting spending and revising or postponing projects. Jobs and smaller company survival are under threat.
By Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega (IFRI -Institute Francais des Relations Internationales)