G20 Summit in Cannes, France
- What should have been a watershed G20 summit for shared global prosperity fell short of its potential – but some of the strongest ideas, especially the Robin Hood Tax, did overcome the opposition of some countries.
- The G20 countries represent around 90% of global gross national product, 80% of world trade, and two thirds of the world population. Isn’t it their responsibility to make real progress during the 2-day summit in Cannes?
- Around the world, momentum is building behind a tiny tax on bankers that could generate billions of dollars to help with problems at home and overseas.
- Spiraling food prices have driven millions into poverty already. This crisis threatens to worsen in future. Sign our global petition calling on G20 leaders to act now.
At this year's G20 Summit in Cannes, France, many important initiatives were swept off the table as world leaders grappled with the European financial crisis - but the strongest survived. Most notably, there was positive momentum for a Robin Hood Tax as a tool to finance development, and recognition that innovative sources of finance are needed to fight climate change in poor countries, laying the foundation for a fair carbon charge for shipping.
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