Report on open global economy launched before G20 Osaka Summit

On June 28-29, the leaders of Group of 20 (G20) economies gathered in Osaka, Japan for the annual G20 Summit to discuss ways to keep the global economy out of the current uncertainties and restore confidence in the multilateral system. The topics discussed at the summit included the global economy, investment, and trade and investment, among others.

Ahead of the event, the Preview Policy Report for the “G20 Osaka Summit: Working Together to Build an Open Global Economy” was published on June 25 from the contributions of 16 global experts, including GGGI’s Director-General Frank Rijsberman, who teamed up to create the Preview Policy Report and discussed how the world should respond to global risks.   

In his contribution titled “We Need to Accelerate New Energy Adoption,” Director-General Rijsberman focused on the potential opportunities for countries should they invest in greater renewable energy. He explained how renewable energy is, not only a more environmentally friendly option but has become a more cost-effective one as well, by citing examples of cases such as Kigali creating a zero-emission airport and Europe’s wind energy providing commercial opportunities. In the report, he writes how “green growth is the only viable option for a sustainable future — and that it is already commercially attractive in many cases” and that “Renewable energy not only helps reduce emissions in developing countries but also has a key role in increasing access to clean energy for all.” 

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