Watch: T20 on Confronting Pressing Global Challenges within the G20

Japan Institute of International Affairs President and T20 Japan Supporting Co-Chair Kenichiro Sasae discusses the G20’s top policy needs and how the T20 is working to address them.

View: T20 Summit 2019 Program

See detailed session, speaker, scheduling and venue information for the T20 Summit 2019 at Toranomon Hills in Tokyo on 26-27 May 2019.

Join: Media Registration Open for T20 Summit in Tokyo

Experts from the G20 advisory network will detail policy recommendations for G20 Leaders ahead of their summit in Osaka.

Read: Aging Population and its Impacts on Fiscal Sustainability

Policy brief from T20 Japan Task Force on Aging Population and its Economic Impact + Immigration – By Naoyuki Yoshino, Chul Ju Kim, and Pitchaya Sirivunnabood.

Read: Scaling Up Business Impact on the Sustainable Development Goals

Policy brief from T20 Japan Task Force on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – By Izumi Ohno, Kenichi Konya, Hiroaki Shiga, Franklin Murillo, and Estefania Charvet.

Watch: T20 on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Izumi Ohno, Lead Co-Chair of the T20 Japan Task Force on 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, explains the value of the Sustainable Development Goals and how the G20 can keep them on track.

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.

2019 TASK FORCES

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.

EVENTS

T20 JAPAN ASSOCIATED EVENTS

PAST T20 JAPAN ASSOCIATED EVENTS

Mach 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018

LATEST VIDEOS

T20 on Enhancing Cooperation with Africa

Ryosuke Nakata, Lead Co-Chair of the T20 Task Force on Cooperation with Africa, describes how the G20 can help to take African development to the next level in the changing global environment.

T20 on Improving Trade and Investment Conditions

The Lead Co-Chair of the T20 Japan Task Force on Trade, Investment, and Globalization Fukunari Kimura describes how global disruptions are impacting trade and investment, and the potential for breakthroughs in the current environment.

T20 on Optimizing Infrastructure Development

T20 Japan Chair and infrastructure task force Lead Co-Chair Naoyuki Yoshino describes the keys to meeting rising infrastructure demand and maximizing the benefits.

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