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Next G-20 Meeting is a Chance to Help Three Billion Living in Poverty

The G-20 meeting in London, England, on April 2 will be watched by the entire world with urgency and with a yearning for hope, vision and programmatic clarity.

The preparatory work is not adequate. The G-20 discussions do not move sufficiently beyond financial regulation. I would like to suggest the following main points for G-20 leadership in the global recovery.

The G-20 needs to combine stimulus, economic development and sustainability: stimulus to get the world recession reversed, development to ensure that all of the world (not merely the rich countries or the G-20) shares in the benefits, and sustainability to address the world’s grave risks of climate change, water stress and loss of biodiversity.

read full article here on CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/03/20/sachs.global.poverty/index.html)


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