G20 Osaka Summit 2019
The 14th G20 summit will place in Osaka, Japan from 28 to 29 June 2019. The G20 is the central forum for international cooperation on financial and economics issues and this will be the first ever G20 summit held in Japan.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes to "realize and promote a free and open, inclusive and sustainable, 'human-centered future society'" by placing the emphasis on "promoting free trade and innovation, achieving both economic growth and reduction of disparities, and contributing to the development agenda and other global issues with the SDGs at its core". He has also pledged to "lead discussions on the supply of global commons for realizing global growth such as quality infrastructure and global health..., exert strong leadership in discussions aimed towards resolving global issues such as climate change and ocean plastic waste..., as well discuss how to address the digital economy from an institutional perspective and issues that arise from an aging society". Prime Minister Abe is also hoping to showcase Japan's role in in creating 'Society 5.0' and encouraging active engagement therein.
The following blogs and policy briefs were written by members of the University of Sheffield's GLI team at the G20 Osaka Summit. The GLI team consists of Christopher Adedigba, Matthew Bishop, Hugo Dobson, Tamar Hosking, Jack Moss, Laura Prieto, James Snowden, Emily Steers, Hannah Storer, Sovra Whitcroft and Rae White.
Osaka – the Host with the Most?
Watch out Macron, Abe has his eyes on Trump
G20 Buenos Aires Summit 2018
The 13th G20 summit will place in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 30 November to 1 December 2018. The G20 is the central forum for international cooperation on financial and economics issues.
The overarching theme of this summit is "Building Consensus for Fair and Sustainable Development" and Argentine President Mauricio Macri has highlighted three priorities: 1) the future of work, with the goal of "unleashing people's potential"; 2) infrastructure for development, by "mobilizing private resources to reduce the infrastructure deficit"; and 3) a sustainable food future by "improving soils and increasing productivity".
The following blogs and policy briefs were written by members of the University of Sheffield's GLI team at the G20 Buenos Aires Summit. The GLI team consists of Matthew Bishop, Holly Barden, Holly Clarke, Hugo Dobson, Jamie Firby, Eleanor Harris, Marianne Quinn, Alex Reynolds, Vipran Srivastava and Tom Wymer.
Beyond dirty development: can the Right do subsidy reform right?
Great opportunity, terrible timing
Live from the Bubble: life in the International Media Centre
It Takes Two to Tango: How Argentina is courting world investors
Argentina’s G20 presidency: a series of unfortunate events
Don’t mention the war: Britain’s loosening grip on the Malvinas?
Shake it to the Right - if you’re having a good time
Don’t Cry for Meat Argentina
Spain’s Relationship Status with the G20: It’s Complicated
Timing is Everything in Global Summitry…
Hashtags and Glad Rags: What becomes of the G20 in the age of social media?
A Summit of Two Halves
Setting the agenda from a developing country: Argentina’s infrastructure and investment needs at the centre of attention - Martina Alvarez Maradini
Globalization and the Future of Work – The Shared Need to Invest in Human Capital - Martina Gallego
Anti-corruption in the G20 - Daniela Ibañez Blanco
The Great Balancing Act: can food sustainability be achieved at the G20 in an era of climate change? - Holly Barden
Can the G20 save our Multilateral Trading System? - Vipran Srivastava
The G20 and The Digital Imagination: A Disappointing and Disconnected Policy Menu - Alex Kirby-Reynolds
Two Tigers at the Summit: Sino-Japanese Relations in the G20 - Hugo Dobson
Automation, Automation, Automation: preparing women for the future of work - Marianne Quinn
Money Forks: Crypto-Regulation at the G20 - Holly Clarke
The G20: Circus without a Ringleader? - Matthew Louis Bishop
It’s Draining Men: Why the G20 must consider men in their ‘gender perspective’ - Eleanor Harris
Building a Bridge to Nowhere: Why the G20 have got it wrong on infrastructure - Tom Wymer
Just How World Wide is the Web? Rwanda, Digital Inequality and the G20 - Jamie Firby
G20 Hamburg Summit 2017
The 12th G20 summit will place in Hamburg, Germany from 7 to 8 July 2017 with the goal of shaping an interconnected world. The G20 is the central forum for international cooperation on financial and economics issues.
This was the first G20 summit for several leaders including US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron. It was also the first major summit of leaders following Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.
The following blogs and policy briefs were written by members of the University of Sheffield's GLI team at the G20 Buenos Aires Summit. The GLI team consists of Matthew Bishop, Holly Barden, Holly Clarke, Hugo Dobson, Jamie Firby, Eleanor Harris, Marianne Quinn, Alex Reynolds, Vipran Srivastava and Tom Wymer. This year, for the first time, University of Sheffield students are working alongside a team of staff and students from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella including Martina Alvarez, Sol de Bernado, Camila Dolabjian, Martina Gallego, Daniela Ibañez, Eitan Kiperman, Victoria Lapadula, Sofía Sant, and Hayley Stevenson.
Hamburg and Hong Kong: A Tale of Two Cities
Setting the Mood Music of Global Summitry
The G20: A Clash Of Civilisations?
Panic on the Streets of Hamburg - The German Right to Protest
Down and Out in Paris and Hamburg: The G20 on Climate Change
“Mother Merkel” Versus the “Axis of Testosterone” at the G20 Summit
The Illusion of Transparency at the G20
Hamburg G20 Summit: A Flattering Inconvenience?
Africa and the G20 - A Summit of Contradictions
New Sunshine Policy under the Nuclear Umbrella?
A Chinese Leadership Role in the Age of Trump - George Ashley
A Trump-Putin Bromance at the G20 Will Become the New Sykes-Picot Agreement - Stiles
Asia in the G20 - From Missed to Emerging Opportunity - Dobson
Eyes Wide Shut - The G20 and Open Data - Branford-White
Priority for All or Security for Some - The G20 and Global Health - Poust
The Commitment of the G20 to International Tax Cooperation - Lazarevic
Feeding the G20’s Ego, Food Security and Negligence at the Hamburg Summit - Edwards
Migration at the G20 - Thinking Ahead Without Acting in the Now - Greco
Outsiders at the G20 Table - How Ivanka Trump and the W20 Are Shaping the Future of Women - Nazari
Trading Away Our Future - Economic Nationalism at the G20 Hamburg Summit - Richardson
G20 Hangzhou Summit 2016
The following pieces were written by members of the GLI team at the G20 Hangzhou Summit. The GLI team consists of Garrett Wallace Brown, Hugo Dobson, Rishabh Kumar, Lu Yanrong, Evelyn Mantoiu, Jessica Peppiate, Melissa Pilgrim, Eleni Ravanis, Annemie Zimmerman.
G20 Team - Mission Impossible: Britain’s Post-Brexit Struggle at the G20
G20 Team - The Role of Culture in Global Summitry: Business before Pleasure in Hangzhou
G20 Team - Steering Spaceship Earth: Can China chart a new course in a warming world?
G20 Team - China’s active role in creating B20-G20 synergy
G20 Team - China’s Soft Power: Open for Business?
G20 Team - China on show at the G20
G20 Team - ‘Thank you for your cooperation’: Welcoming words for the world’s media
G20 Team - Who Feels the Consequences of G20 Decisions?: A Tale of Two Cities
G20 Team - China will lead the way, at least we hope it does!
G20 Team - Beyond Business as Usual?: President Xi’s Opening B20 Speech and Development
G20 Team - Blue skies over Hangzhou: clearing the way for a climate-focused summit?
G20 Team - How to Host a Summit – or Not
Brown - The 2016 Hangzhou G20 Summit: Has China Signalled a New Era of South-South Development Cooperation
Dobson - Slightly Less Fear and Loathing in Sino-Japanese Relations
Lu - Gender Parity in the Global Workforce: Working Towards Systematic Improvement
Kumar - A world economy in desperate need of innovation and invigoration - the G20 leaders turn to entrepreneurs
Mantoiu - Infrastructure, China and the Making of the AIIB
Peppiate - Leaving No-One Behind: The G20 and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda
Pilgrim - Great Expectations, China as a G20 host
Ravanis - Climate Change and the G20: Shaping a New Global Narrative
Zimmerman - The South China Sea: can the G20 play a part in conflict resolution
G20 November 2015
The following pieces were written by members of the GLI at the Group of Twenty (G20) summit in Antalya, Turkey. The G20 team: Garrett Wallace Brown, Laura Copete, Amna Kaleem, Joanna Moody, Polly Sculpher, Gregory Stiles, Olivia Wills and Megan Wilson. Global Leadership Initiative, University of Sheffield.
Summit Policy Briefs
Brown - Leadership from below, A Strategic Alignment of BRICS at the G20 or Simply Business as Usual
Wills - More Money for Good, Less Money for Bad A Clash of Finance Objectives at the G20
Kaleem - G20 and the Refugee Crisis, Platitudes instead of Promises
Stiles - The G20 and Regional stability - A summit failure or an impossible vortex of violence?
Sculpher - Economic Growth: Inclusive for Whom?
Wilson - Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Climate Finance and the G20 - A Heated Debate to nowhere
Moody - Engagement or obligation: The G20’s commitment to gender equality
The GLI team - Security at the G20 Antalaya Turkey: To joke or not to joke?’
The GLI team - ‘Waiting for Godot?: The Theatre of the G20’
The GLI team - Refugee Crisis at the G20 – Day One
The GLI team - The Purge of Free Turkish Media at the G20?
The GLI team - Double Standards or Double Talk?: The Irony of the G20’s Tax Evasion Rhetoric
The GLI team - America’s not the Whole World: The Self-absorbed White House Press Corps at the G20 Antalya
Trujillo - The G20 and Paris Terror Attacks, Upstaging the Turkish Presidency´s Agenda
Glover - G7 Relinquish Leadership on Climate Change to Members’ Discretion
Casson - The Global Economy: Where do we go from Here?
Stiles - Russia and the G7 - Coming Back in From the Cold