Read: T20 Japan Communique

The T20 Japan Communique presents innovative policy recommendations that equip G20 countries to seek a sustainable, inclusive and resilient society.

View: Prime Minister Abe Meets T20 Japan Delegation

Japan Prime Minister Abe Shinzo discussed the T20 Communique with T20 Japan Supporting Co-Chairs ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Osaka.

Read: T20 Issues Communique for G20 Leaders

T20 Japan Supporting Co-Chairs delivered the communique to Foreign Affairs Minister Kono Taro representing the G20 Japan Presidency at the conclusion of the T20 Summit.

Read: Global Economy: Challenges and Policy Responses

Keynote speech by Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda at the T20 Summit.

Read: Future of Multilateralism: The Case of Multilateral Trade

Keynote speech by Kenya Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Heritage, and former Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Dr. Amina Mohamed at the T20 Summit.

Read: A Financial Approach to Climate Risk

Keynote presentation by Nobel laureate and New York University Professor Robert Engle at the T20 Summit.

T20 on Social Cohesion, Global Governance and the Future of Politics

T20 Japan task force Lead Co-Chair Nobuo Inaba assesses the impact of populism on the G20 and institutional next steps following the Osaka Summit.

THINK 20 — The research and policy advice network for the G20

In 2019, the Think20 (T20) is convening in Japan under its G20 presidency. Together, the world’s leading think tanks will drive policy innovation to help G20 Leaders address pressing global challenges and seek a sustainable, inclusive and resilient society.

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The Sustainable Development Goals aim to realize a society ‘that leaves no one behind,’ and this shares much common ground with the concept of human security which Japan has been promoting for many years. Therefore, this year, Task Force 1 – 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – will cover selected issues which are critically important for SDG advancement. Read more.

International Financial Architecture for Stability and Development/Crypto-assets and Fintech

International Financial Architecture for Stability and Development/Crypto-assets and Fintech

Task Force 2 – International Financial Architecture for Stability and Development/Crypto-assets and Fintech – will review the T20’s aspirations and achievements during the past decades with respect to the design and improvement of the international financial architecture. As a result of this review, the Task Force will identify and recommend new priorities for policy action. Read more.

Climate Change and Environment

Climate Change and Environment

Climate change is an issue the international community must address collectively, and the steadfast implementation of the Paris Agreement is urgently needed. Moreover, addressing climate change is a critical pillar for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Based on these ideas, accelerating the virtuous cycle of environmental protection and economic growth are urgently required. Task Force 3 – Climate Change and Environment – plans to develop such recommendations. Read more.

Economic Effects of Infrastructure Investment and its Financing

Economic Effects of Infrastructure Investment and its Financing

Development of infrastructure is prerequisite to long-term sustainable economic growth. However, about 10% of GDP is needed to finance infrastructure-related projects in developing countries worldwide. It is also imperative that policies focus on sustainable investment in infrastructure. Task Force 4 – Economic Effects of Infrastructure Investment and its Financing – will take this mandate forward. Read more.

Cooperation with Africa

Cooperation with Africa

African countries still face various development challenges. However, Africa can take advantage of new trends such as the development of value chains in agriculture and industry, and the leapfrogging impact of innovative technologies. This Task Force – Cooperation with Africa – will promote the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and sustainable development across the African continent. Read more.

Social Cohesion, Global Governance and the Future of Politics

Social Cohesion, Global Governance and the Future of Politics

In recent years, there has been political backlash against globalization in many parts of the world. Task Force 6 – Social Cohesion, Global Governance and the Future of Politics – deals with the unprecedented crisis in multilateralism at the global level, disruption of social cohesion at the domestic level, how nations could address these issues, and what the future of politics should look like. Read more.

The Future of Work and Education for the Digital Age

The Future of Work and Education for the Digital Age

Technological transformations such as artificial intelligence, fintech and the Internet of Things are putting the global economy on a new track. Policy actions are needed to harness the opportunities and ensure the benefits are shared by all. Task Force 7 – The Future of Work and Education for the Digital Age – will make recommendations on how to achieve well-balanced labor markets while reducing inequalities and promoting economic and social development. Read more.

Trade, Investment and Globalization

Trade, Investment and Globalization

Task Force 8 – Trade, Investment and Globalization – will address policies to strengthen the World Trade Organization and improve the world trading system, goods and services trade policies and socially just and environmentally-friendly investment policies, and the establishment of well-balanced global rules that promote the free flow of data and the protection of personal information. Read more.

SME Policy faced with Development of Financial Technology

SME Policy faced with Development of Financial Technology

Small and medium-sized enterprises account for more than half of formal employment globally and are crucial for stimulating improvements in productivity. However, many SMEs face challenges related to their sizes, limited resources, market access and relationship with larger enterprises. Task Force 9 – SME Policy Faced with Development of Financial Technology – will discuss possible policy recommendations to address these challenges. Read more.

Aging Population and its Economic Impact + Immigration

Aging Population and its Economic Impact + Immigration

Rapidly aging populations pose a serious challenge to the global economy. Task Force 10 – Aging Population and its Economic Impact + Immigration – will focus on policy measures and actions aimed toward sustaining inclusive economic growth and well-functioning socioeconomic systems which provide social security to all people. The role of labor migration to alleviate the impact of declining labor forces and working populations will also be explored. Read more.

OFFICIAL EVENTS

PAST T20 JAPAN ASSOCIATED EVENTS

June 2019
May 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018

T20 on Enabling Innovative SMEs Via Fintech

Lead Co-Chair of the T20 Japan task force on small and medium-sized enterprises Hiroyuki Okamuro explains how G20 countries can promote SME innovation by enhancing financial technology use.

T20 on Ensuring Financial Stability and Development

On the eve of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, T20 Japan task force on international financial architecture Lead Co-Chair Eiji Ogawa describes what next steps the G20 can take to address financial shocks.

T20 on Mitigating Emerging Risks to G20 Countries

Institute for International Monetary Affairs President and T20 Japan Supporting Co-Chair Hiroshi Watanabe describes the changing risk landscape and T20 ideas for ensuring G20 resiliency.

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