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Results Booklet – The Solutions Lab: Scaling for Sustainable Infrastructure
We are excited to announce the publication of the Results Booklet of the Solutions Lab on Scaling for Sustainable Infrastructure, which the Global Solutions Initiative (GSI) and Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have jointly launched. The focus of the Lab has been to analyze what hinders the broad uptake of sustainable infrastructure solutions and to identify ... Read more
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Building forward better – the contribution of international cooperation to the urban responses to Covid-19
The Solution Session “Building forward better. The contribution of international cooperation to the urban responses to Covid-19” is the outcome of a virtual Dialogue series hosted by Global Solutions Initiative (GSI) and Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) over the course of several months. These Dialogues brought together 30 experts and practitioners from academia, private sector ... Read more
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Rakan Bin Dohaisch
G20 KSA Infrastructure Working Group
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Sarah Colenbrander
Overseas Institute
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Michael Cohen
Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment
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Consumer policy after COVID-19: Fostering social cohesion requires an update to digital governance
This article is a pre-publication from the next issue of the Global Solutions Journal, which will be published in January 2021 on the occasion of the beginning of the Italian G20 Presidency The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for a new form of digital governance to support consumers around the world. Digital consumer policy ... Read more
Policy Brief
Impact of digital technologies and the fourth industrial revolution on trade in services
Christopher Findlay (Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide), Erik van der Marel (European Centre for International Political Economy), Fukunari Kimura (Keio University, ERIA), Hein Roelfsema (Utrecht University), Hildegunn Kyvik-Nordås (Orebro University, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs), Ingo Borchert (Sussex University), Jane Drake-Brockman (Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide), Magnus Lodefalk (Orebro University), Mustafa Yagci (Islamic Development), Nigel Cory (Information Technology and Innovation Foundation), Sherry Stephenson (PECC Taskforce on Services), Shin-Yi Peng (National Tsing Hua University), Yose Rizal Damuri (Centre for Strategic and International Studies), Ziyang Fan (World Economic Forum)
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Industrial subsidies as a major policy response since the global financial crises: Consequences and remedies
Andreas Freytag (Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, University of Stellenbosch), Henry Gao (Singapore Management University), Naoise McDonagh (Institute for International Trade, The University of Adelaide), Peter Draper (Institute for International Trade in the Faculty of the Professions, University of Adelaide, Australia), Simon Evenett (University of St. Gallen, Global Trade Alert)
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Improving key functions of the world trade organization: Fostering open plurilaterals, regime management, and decision-making
Anwarul Hoda (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)), Axel Berger (German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)), Clara Brandi (German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)), Manfred Elsig (World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Bern), Xinquan Tu (University of International Business & Economics (UIBE))
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The need for WTO reform: Where to start in governing world trade?
Andreas Freytag (Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, University of Stellenbosch), Axel Berger (German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)), Claudia Schmucker (German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)), Fabrizzio Botti (Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)), M. Sait Akman (Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV)), Peter Draper (Institute for International Trade in the Faculty of the Professions, University of Adelaide, Australia), Pier Carlo Padoan (Member of the Italian Parliament, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI))
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Financing energy efficiency of buildings: Green instruments and policy guidance
Fang Zhang (Harvard Kennedy School and The Fletcher School), Fatih Yilmaz (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)), Kaliappa Kalirajan (Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University), Kelly Sims Gallagher (The Fletcher School), Nawaz Peerbocus (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)), Rishikesh Ram Bhandary (Research Fellow, Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, The Fletcher School, Tufts University), Venkatachalam Anbumozhi (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia)
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A cost-effective pathway to a low-emissions transportation future
Anushree Majumdar (Council on Energy, Environment and Water), Dimpy Suneja (RMI India), Gabriel Collins (Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy), Geetika Dang (Sattva Consulting), Omar Al Harbi (Saudi Aramco), Puneet Kamboj (Council on Energy, Environment and Water), Rubal Dua (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)), Tamara Sheldon (University of South Carolina), Yagyavalk Bhatt (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC))
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Toward a comprehensive approach to youth empowerment for climate action
Chioma Daisy Onyige (Global Young Academy, University of Port Harcourt), D.G. Webster (Dartmouth University), Leila Dagher (American University of Beirut), Lim Boon Han (Global Young Academy, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman), Liz Canner (Astrea Media), Miranda A. Schreurs (Technical University of Munich), Neeshad Shafi (Arab Youth Climate Movement), Neha (The Energy and Resources Institute), Noura Mansouri (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)), Nova Ahmad (Global Young Academy, North South University), Renard Siew (Global Young Academy, Centre for Governance and Political Studies), Sara Zaini (Emkan Education), Shabana Khan (Global Young Academy, Indian Research Academy), Shahad Almufti (Decision Support Center—Royal Court)
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Africa’s diversification and its trade policy transformation
Abebe Shimeles (African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)), Axel Berger (German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)), Clara Brandi (German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)), David Luke (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa), Fatima Olanike Kareem (University of Goettingen), Frederik Stender (German Development Institute), Njuguna Ndung’u (African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)), Olayinka Idowu Kareem (University of Hohenheim), Rim Ben Ayed Mouelhi (Euro Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES)), Simon Mevel (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa), Wilson Wasike (African Economic Research Consortium)
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Economic diversification in the mena region
Abdulelah Darandary (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research), Amer Al Roubaie (Ahlia University), Ayman Zebran (University of Business Technology), David Havrlant (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)), Farah Durani (University of Business and Technology), Hatem Akeel (University of Business and Technology), Imed Drine (Islamic Development Bank), Jamal Alzayer (King Fahd University for Petroleum & Minerals), Mohsen Tavakol (Atlantic Council), Said A. Alshaikh (Riyadh Economic Forum), Salah Abu Nar (University of Business and Technology)
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Diversification and the world trading system
Abdelaaziz Ait Ali (Policy Center for the New South), Abdulelah Darandary (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research), Anabel Gonzalez (the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington DC, and a consultant on trade and investment), Carlos Braga (King Faisal University), Mohammed Al Doghan (King Faisal University), Muhammad Bhatti (King Faisal University), Niclas Poitiers (Bruegel),
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Reforming investor-state dispute settlement and promotion of trade and investment cooperation
Anton Asoskov (Lomonosov Moscow State University), Attila Tanzi (University of Bologna), Crina Baltag (Stockholm University), Faisal Alfadhel (Saudi Shura Council), Giammarco Rao (Queen Mary University of London), James Claxton (Rikkyo University), Kabir Duggal (Columbia Law School), Loukas Mistelis (Queen Mary University of London), Mark Feldman (Peking University School of Transnational Law), Roberto Castro de Figueiredo (St Mary’s University), Sergio Puig (University of Arizona), Wenhua Shan (Xi'an Jiaotong University)
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How the G20 can advance sustainable and digital investment
Adnan Serič (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), Augustine Peter (Research and Information System for Developing Countries), Karl P. Sauvant (Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Columbia University), Lucia Tajoli (Politecnico di Milano), Matthew Stephenson (World Economic Forum), Mohammed Faiz Shaul Hamid (Islamic Development Bank Group)
Policy Brief
Trade implications of tax expenditures
Agustin Redonda (Council on Economic Policies), Facundo Calvo (IELPO LL.M., University of Barcelona), Gilles Carbonnier (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies), Irma Mosquera Valderrama (Leiden University), Rahul Mehrotra (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies), Robert Koopman (World Trade Organization)
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Achieving net-zero in the G20: A novel supply-side climate policy to value carbon sinks
Eli Mitchell-Larson (Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford), Paul Zakkour (Carbon Counts / King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)), Wolfgang Heidug (Formerly King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC))
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A carbon management system of innovation: Towards a circular carbon economy
Alma Alhusseini (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)), Liubov Yaroshenko (En+ Group), Maroua Benlahrech (Qatar University), Masakazu Toyoda (Institute of Energy Economics, Japan), Mashael S. Alshalan (Aeon Collective), Noura T. Al-Saud (Aeon Collective), Noura Y. Mansouri (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)), Radia Sedaoui (Economic Commission of Western Asia (UN-ESCWA)), Yoshikazu Kobayashi (Institute of Energy Economics, Japan)
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G20’s role in marine biodiversity – policy options and best practices for enhancing marine protected areas (MPA)
Fraddry D’Souza (Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute), Swati Ganeshan (Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute)
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Enhancing voluntary collaboration on cooling through the G20
Alessandro Lanza (LUISS University), Benoit Lebot (International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC)), Karan Mangotra (TERI), Mashael Al Shalan (Aeon Collective), Maxime Beaugrand (Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD)), Mazhar Bari (Siemens), Moncef Krarti (University of Colorado), Natalia Odnoletkova (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)), Nicholas Howarth (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)), Noura T. Al-Saud (Aeon Collective), Radhika Khosla (University of Oxford), Tadeusz Patzek (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)), Thamir Al Shehri (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)), Yamina Saheb (OpenEXP)
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Measurement, reporting, verification, and certification of methane emissions from fossil fuel production and natural gas value chains
Bassam Fattouh (Director Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, UK), James Henderson (Director Natural Gas Research Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, UK), Jonathan Stern (Distinguished Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, UK)
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Carbon price policies and international competitiveness in G20 countries
Abdulelah Darandary (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research), Brantley Liddle (Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore), Ceyhun Mahmudlu (Department of Government, Cornell University), Fakhri J. Hasanov (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)), Jeyhun I. Mikayilov (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)), Nicholas Apergis (College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, University of Derby), Ryan Alyamani (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC))
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Does a climate-constrained world need nuclear energy?
Adnan Shihab-Eldin (Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), Kuwait), Charles McCombie (Arius Association, Switzerland), H-Holger Rogner (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria), Noura Y. Mansouri (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)), Robert J. Budnitz (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, USA), Robert N. Schock (Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)
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Promoting carbon-neutral hydrogen through UNFCCC and national-level policies
Adnan Shihab-Eldin (Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), Kuwait), Antoine Rostand (Kearney Energy Transition Institute), Axel Michaelowa (University of Zurich), Claude Mandil (former IEA Executive Director), Richard Forrest (Kearney Energy Transition Institute), Romain Debarre (Kearney Energy Transition Institute), Sonja Butzengeiger (Perspectives Climate Research)
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Nature-based solutions to climate change: Towards a blue carbon economy future
Carlos M. Duarte (KAUST), Manal Abdelrahim Osman (National Council for Environment), Mrinal Mathur (TERI), Noura Y. Mansouri (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)), Ralph Chami (IMF), Yatish Lele (TERI)
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Targeting pollution to improve health and mitigate climate change: The G20 “Safeguarding the planet” agenda – a call for action
Laura Schaefli (Global Alliance on Health and Pollution), Rachael Kupka (Global Alliance on Health and Pollution), Richard Fuller (Global Alliance on Health and Pollution)
Policy Brief
Coastal challenges: Mainstreaming climate action in the G20 development agenda
Christian Otto (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research), M. Tabitha Benney (University of Utah), Markus Zimmer (Allianz Research), Marzio Galeotti (University of Milan, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)), Prasoon Singh (The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India), Radia Sedaoui (Economic Commission of Western Asia (UN-ESCWA)), Wilfred Lunga (Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), South Africa)
Policy Brief
Trade and climate change: A key agenda for the G20
Aaron Cosbey (Small World Consulting), Axel Berger (German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)), Clara Brandi (German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)), Ilaria Espa (University Lugano), Jean-Frédéric Morin (Laval University), Manfred Elsig (World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Bern), Susanne Droege (German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP))
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A cost-effective low-carbon framework to manage emissions from water desalination
Alexander Brodsky (George Mason University), Hussameldin Khonkar (King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology), John Lienhard (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Khulood A. Rambo (Assistant Professor of Informatics, Visiting Scholar at MIT Effat University Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Malak Al-Nory (Effat University), Mohammed Antar (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals), Sa’d Shannak (Texas A&M), Stephen Graves (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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Managing global transport energy use and emissions through technology, policy, and collaborative initiatives
Baha M. Al-Alawi (Senior Manager of Market and Industry Analysis, CALSTART, USA), Thomas H. Bradley (Woodward Professor, Energy Institute, and Chair, Department of Systems Engineering, Colorado State University, USA), Timothy C. Coburn (Renewable & Sustainable Energy Institute, University of Colorado)
Policy Brief
The integration of climate action into economic development and stimulus measures: Policy options for the G20
Aisha Al-Sarihi (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)), Helena Wright (Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF)), Salaheddine Soummane (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC))
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A G20 circular carbon economy: policies and practices to foster circularity in plastics
Rachel A. Meidl (Baker Institute for Public Policy), Shilpi Kapur Bakshi (The Energy and Resources Institute), Souvik Bhattacharjya (The Energy and Resources Institute)
Policy Brief
Covid-19 recovery: How the G20 can accelerate sustainable energy transitions in the power sector by supporting the private sector
Alexander Gard-Murray (Harvard University), Charles F. Kutscher (Renewable & Sustainable Energy Institute, University of Colorado), Chul Ju Kim (Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)), Jeffrey Logan (Renewable & Sustainable Energy Institute, University of Colorado), Mari Luomi (Independent expert), Nella Sri Hendriyetty (Asian Development Bank Institute), Robert T. McGrath (Renewable & Sustainable Energy Institute, University of Colorado), Tanzeed Alam (Earth Matters Consulting), Timothy C. Coburn (Renewable & Sustainable Energy Institute, University of Colorado), William Toor (Renewable & Sustainable Energy Institute, University of Colorado), Yong Jun Baek (Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI))
Policy Brief
Policies facilitating increased private investment financing for high-impact, sustainable infrastructure projects
F. John Mathis (Transnational Corporate Advisory Services Inc., Thunderbird School of Global Management)
Policy Brief
Achieving project financial certainty via financial risk analysis for robust infrastructure investment
David Eaton (Madinah Projects and Investments), Yağmur Ceylan Korkut (Madinah Projects and Investments)
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Policies and implementation guidelines for data-driven, integrated, risk-based planning of sustainable infrastructure
Anuj Malhotra (Centre for Green Mobility Delhi), Peter Head (Resilience Brokers), Rowan Palmer (UN Environment Programme – World Conservation Monitoring Centre), Ryan Bartlett (World Wildlife Fund), Steven Crosskey (United Nations Office for Project Services)
Policy Brief
Impact of sea-level rise and extreme events on infrastructure development in global trade and logistics supply chain
Anna Laura Petrucci (Dar Al Ulum University), Aris Christodoulou (JRC - European Commission), Athena Roumboutsos (University of the Aegean), Christa Sys (University of Antwerp), Franklin Konuah (University of Antwerp), Hande Demirel (Istanbul Technical University), Lama Yaseen (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)), Nora Nezamuddin (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)), Thierry Vaneislander (University of Antwerp)
Policy Brief
Policy recommendations: Adaptations for private sector-led infrastructure development in africa
Abla Abdel-Latif (Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES)), Karim El Aynaoui (Policy Center for the New South), San Bilal (European Center for Development Policy and Management (ECDPM))

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