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G20 — The Australia Summit: Brisbane

Edited by John Kirton and Madeline Koch, with guest editor Russell Trood
Published by Newsdesk Media Group and the G20 Research Group, 2014

For a free downloadable electronic version, click here.

Introductions and leaders' perspectives

A turning point for the G20
Tony Abbott, Prime Minister, Australia
Building the world we want to live in
Ahmet Davutoglu, Prime Minister, Turkey
Committed to inclusive strategies
Enrique Peña Nieto, President, Mexico
Lead by example to stimulate growth
Jacob Zuma, President, South Africa
Viewpoints from across the G20
Leaders' quotes ahead of the Brisbane Summit

Global contributions to G20 governance

Lessons learnt on the way to recovery
Mariano Rajoy Brey, Prime Minister, Spain
The G20: a source of economic resilience
John Key, Prime Minister, New Zealand
ASEAN and the G20: shared objectives
U Thein Sein, President, Myanmar

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Editors' introductions

A formidable agenda for challenging times
John Kirton, Co-director, G20 Research Group
Australia's agenda and the future
Russell Trood, Professor of International Relations, Griffith University
The G20 in numbers
A look at how the G20 members compare on statistics ranging from gross domestic product to foreign investment and energy consumption

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Australia as host

Bolstering trade and investment
The G20 can identify policy reforms to improve trade and spur growth, says Andrew Robb AO, Minister for Trade and Investment, Australia
Brisbane: ready to welcome the world
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk sees an opportunity to showcase Brisbane as a world-class city
A blueprint for growth and jobs
The B20 recommendations are designed to help drive economic recovery, says Robert Milliner, B20 Sherpa for Australia for 2014
Knowledge-sharing for development
Universities strive to develop solutions for the world 's problems, writes Ian O'Connor, Vice Chancellor and President, Griffith University

Business round table

Private-sector perspectives
Senior figures from business and finance offer their insights into growth prospects

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Growing the global economy

Building resilience and boosting growth
Angel Gurría, Secretary General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, on the need for robust structural reform
Interview with Lawrence H Summers
The former US Treasury Secretary discusses the G20's approach to macroeconomic policy
A multi-stakeholder approach to growth
Deeper public and private cooperation is key to driving growth, argues Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
The business agenda for structural reform
Bernhard Welschke, Secretary General, Business and Industry Advisory Committee, on the necessity of product and labour market reform
Working towards a digital single market
Neelie Kroes, former Vice President, European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, on why cybersecurity needs to be addressed
Interview with Maria van der Hoeven
The Executive Director of the International Energy Agency says the organisation is working with the G20 to improve energy security
Next-generation telecommunications
Hamadoun Touré, Secretar y General, International Telecommunication Union, on the benefits of expanding broadband networks
Interview with Guy Ryder
Employment is at the centre of economic recovery, says the Director General of the International Labour Organization
Enhancing education to change lives
Access to education has long-term effects on success and well-being, writes Claudia Costin, Senior Director for Education, World Bank
The voice of future business leaders
Entrepreneurship is the key to solving the jobs crisis, say Jeremy Liddle, Victor Sedov and Ali Yücelen, G20 Young Entrepreneurs' Alliance

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Investment in infrastructure

Bridging Asia's infrastructure gap
Help from the private sector is needed to further Asia's development, says Takehiko Nakao, President, Asian Development Bank
Facilitating private-sector investment
Public-private partnerships are a crucial tool in the growth of Africa, writes Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank
Interview with Ahmad Mohamed Al-Madani
A global infrastructure facility will mobilise investors, as the President of the Islamic Development Bank explains
A social licence for development
The environmental and social impacts of infrastructure projects must be assessed, writes Kathryn Hochstetler, CIGI Chair of Governance in the Americas, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Reinvigorating investment
Erik Berglöf and Alexandru Chirmiciu of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development consider how financial institutions can help boost infrastructure investment
Infrastructure: some universal truths
The private sector can help meet the global infrastructure deficit, writes Andrew Briggs of international law firm Hogan Lovells

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Finance and regulation

Steps towards financial stability
Coordinated structural reforms are necessary to ensure economic stability, argues Christian Noyer, Chairman of the Board, Bank for International Settlements
Quality not quantity as China deleverages
Zhang Yanling, Former Executive Vice President, Bank of China, assesses the progress of China's structural reform of its commercial banks
Global reform after the financial crisis
Increasingly complex markets present new obstacles for financial reform, explains David Wright, Secretary General, International Organization of Securities Commissions
Regulating the insurance industry
Increasing globalisation means that new policy measures must be adopted, says Yoshihiro Kawai, Secretary General, International Association of Insurance Supervisors
Accounting for sustainability
Accounting standards need to reflect the growing importance of sustainability issues, write Robert G Eccles, Jean Rogers and Mary Schapiro, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
Building resilience in financial systems
The converging of accounting standards is central to financial stability, writes Fayezul Choudhury, Chief Executive Officer, International Federation of Accountants
Tackle corruption to release growth
Dealing with money laundering at all levels will help foster economic stability, says Lida Preyma, Director of Capital Markets Research, Global Finance, G20 Research Group

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Trade and investment

In support of TFA implementation
The proposed Trade Facilitation Agreement will boost global trade, explains Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General, World Customs Organization
Tourism: global growth, local impact
The tourist sector is an engine of economic growth and development, says Taleb Rifai, Secretary General, World Tourism Organization

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Energy and climate change

A power boost for the African economy
Energy infrastructure can help unlock potential across Africa, explains Andrew M Herscowitz, US Coordinator, Power Africa
Energising the world, sustainably
Access to energy in developing countries must be broadened, while emissions are reduced in the developed world, says Abdalla Salem El-Badri, Secretary General, OPEC
Climate change and financial stability
Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme, looks at the interplay of environmental and economic issues

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Global development: 2015 and beyond

Realising the post-2015 opportunity
Cooperation between G20 leaders will help drive the sustainable development agenda forward, writes Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
Driving growth in Latin America
A new global context helps define the agenda for Latin America, writes Enrique García, Executive President and Chief Executive Officer, CAF – Development Bank of Latin America
Towards a world free of AIDS
The G20 is vital to the UN's goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, writes Michel Sidibé, Executive Director, UNAIDS
Tough medicine for health governance
Lessons must be learnt from the failings of the global response to the Ebola outbreak, urges David P Fidler, Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

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Perspectives on agriculture and food security

How agriculture can be advanced to aid food security, and help find a sustainable solution to end hunger, with perspectives from:

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G20 governance

A question of integrity
Integrity is at the heart of governance and long-term stability, writes Charles Sampford, Director of the Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law, Griffith University
Interview with Paul Martin
The former Canadian Prime Minister explains how the G20 came into being
From St Petersburg to Brisbane
The 2013 summit created a stronger governance framework for this year to build on, write Marina Larionova and Andrey Shelepov, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Charting G20 compliance
Ella Kokotsis and Caroline Bracht of the G20 Research Group consider how well G20 members have fulfilled their past commitments
Thinking ahead to stronger governance
The Think20 group can help strengthen G20 governance, suggests Mike Callaghan, Director, G20 Studies Centre, Lowy Institute for International Policy
China: the key to G20 success?
The international monetary system needs to be realigned to reflect new realities, says Wang Wen, Executive Dean, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China
On track for inclusive growth
Integrating 'sherpa track ' priorities into the G20 agenda will improve its focus, argues Güven Sak, Executive Director, Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey
Turkey 2015: focus on business
As the next host, Turkey aims to engage with the private sector to drive growth and job creation, says M Rifat Hisarciklioglu, President, Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey

Leaders' profiles

Sponsors' index

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