Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the 4th Global Solutions Summit was held online. 36 Global Tables, with keynotes, panel discussions and vision statements, the Digital Global Solutions Summit tackled the T20 and G20 agenda as well as generated policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As always, the purpose of our work is to support multilateralism and the G20 from a civil society and research-based perspective.
Who We Are
The Global Solutions Initiative is a global collaborative enterprise that proposes policy responses to major global problems, addressed by the G20, the G7 and other global governance fora. The policy recommendations and strategic visions are generated through a disciplined research program by leading research organizations, elaborated in policy dialogues between researchers, policymakers, business leaders and civil society representatives.
The Global Solutions Initiative was founded during the 2017 German G20 Presidency. Since then, the Global Solutions Initiative supports the Think20 process for think tanks. Read more about the Global Solutions Initiative’s Vision & Mission.
The Global Solutions Initiative is primarily funded by major German foundations and public institutions. Please find a complete list of our partners here. Funds are mainly used to support independent research serving the G20’s global public interest.
To encourage people around the world to cooperate globally in tackling global problems, policymakers at local, national and global levels will need to encourage people around the world to cooperate globally in tackling global problems, with the aid of two powerful tools that humans throughout history have used to coordinate their efforts: identity-shaping narratives and institutions of multi-level governance. Read more.
D. Snower (Global Solutions Initiative)
Since the current health crisis feeds into, and greatly amplifies, the prior disintegrative forces set in motion by a number of causes, the analysis is embedded in a broader view of the prospects for the G20 to restore international trade cooperation. It concludes by offering a framework to guide international trade cooperation beyond the COVID-19 crisis, anchored in the military notion of ‘dual-use technologies’, and with a view to containing the worst protectionist impulses the crisis is feeding. Read more
P. Draper (Institute for International Trade)
To stop fragmentation among societies and to ensure economic activities are carried out sustainably, the use of GDP as an indicator of prosperity is no longer enough.
D. Snower (Global Solutions Initiative), K. Lima de Miranda (IfW Kiel)
G20 stakeholders discuss recoupling in the post-pandemic world order: “resilience is the opposite of efficiency”
Representatives of the current, past and coming G20 Presidencies, examined the role of recoupling economic and social progress to ensure market economies deliver sustainable, inclusive social prosperity with a focus on resilience.
In this year’s Global Solutions Journal, the G20 Sherpa of Saudi Arabia, Fahad Almubarak, lays out the Saudi Presidency’s vision and priorities for the Group of Twenty in 2020.