Spotlight G-20 & Rio+20: What We’re Reading and Writing

As part of the Triple Crisis Spotlight G-20 and Spotlight Rio+20 series, we are running a special edition of our regular Reading and Writing update.

What We’re Reading
Johan Kuylenstierna, Environmentalism or human well-being? Rejecting a false dichotomy
Shengen Fan, A Green Economy and the Poor
Nature, Return to Rio: Second chance for the planet
FAO, Towards the Future We Want
IISD, Sustainable Development Timeline
IISD, Linkages: Coverage of Rio+20
SEI, Clinton outlines agenda to tackle climate, health and food security
Manish Bapna, Peter Hazlewood and John Talberth, Rio+20: Moving Ahead with the Sustainable Development Goals
Elizabeth Bast, Traci Romine, Stephen Kretzmann, Srinivas Krishnaswamy, Lo Sze Ping, Low Hanging Fruit: Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Climate Finance, and Sustainable Development
Stephen Leahy, Activists Call for Creation of High Commissioner for Future Generations at Rio+20
Rousbeh Legatis, Q&A: Battle for Human Rights in Rio Is “Far From Over”
Thalif Deen, Defining Green Economy May Stymie Rio Summit
Laura Carlsen, Mexico’s G20 Summit: In the Eye of the Storm
Peter Wahl, The G20: Overestimated and Underperforming
Liane Schalatek and Lili Fuhr, From promise to payment pledge: in Los Cabos, the G20 must act on long-term climate finance

What We’re Writing
Martin Khor, Key issues facing Rio+20 summit
Jennifer Clapp, G20 and Food Security: Keep the Focus on Economic Policy Reform

Spotlight Durban: Durban Resource List

Following the conclusion of the UN Climate Change Conference of COP 17 & CMP 7 in Durban, South Africa, and as part of our Spotlight Durban series, Triple Crisis recommends the following analyses on the package of decisions adopted at Durban and what they mean for the Kyoto Protocol and the 2020 successor agreement.

Triple Crisis bloggers

Martin Khor, New talks launched at Durban , The Fight at the Heart of the Durban Climate Talks, and Gloomy Outlook in Durban
Sunita Narain, Choice is between a rock and a hard place and Durban’s final hours
Patrick Bond, A dirty deal coming down in Durban and Occupy Durban
Frank Ackerman, Climate stalemate in Durban: What can be done?
Elizabeth Stanton, Climate change gets personal and Taking Development and Emission Reduction Seriously
Edward Barbier, A REDD and green paradox

Other Commentaries
Robert Stavins, Assessing the Climate Talks — Did Durban Succeed?
Fiona Harvey and John Vidal, Durban Deal will not avert catastrophic climate change
John Broder, Climate Talks in Durban Yield Limited Agreement
Oxfam,  Climate deal fails poor people
Durban Climate Deal: The verdict , a compilation of reactions from world leaders at The Guardian
Desmond Tutu and Mary Robinson, Climate Justice
Jagdish Bhagwati, Deadlock in Durban

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Spotlight G20: G20 Resource List

As the G20 Cannes Summit comes to a close, as part of our 2011 Spotlight G20 Series Triple Crisis recommends checking out the following resources to make sense of what was and was not included in the G20’s agenda and why.

G20 Information Centre, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto: The G20 Cannes Summit 2011: A New Way Forward
Center for Global Development, Development and the Cannes G20 Summit
Thomas Bernes (CIGI), Prescriptions for the G20: The Cannes Summit and Beyond
Uri Dadush, G20 Must Help Manage Eurozone Crisis
Financial Times Special Report, Overview: Dark outlook piles pressure on leaders
Kevin P. Gallagher, The Eurozone Debt Crisis and the G20
Jose Antonio Ocampo, Stephany Griffith-Jones and Kevin P. Gallagher, The G-20’s Helpful silence on capital controls
Andrew Sheng, The Coming Global Credit Glut
Barry Eichengreen, The G20 and Global Imbalances
IMF’s Special Report to the G20 and Paul Krugman’s response, Surprise Anti-Austerians
Jeffrey Sachs, Obama, the G20, and the 99 Percent

Spotlight G-20: What We’re Reading and Writing

What we’re reading:
Rodrik: Don’t Count on Global Governance
Akyuz: IMF Should Focus on Crisis Prevention
South Centre: Some Key Issues Missing from G20 Agenda
The Economist: “Running the world economy: Finally a talk shop worth having.”
Financial Times: G-20 Fails to Agree on Trade and Currencies
Bridges Trade Weekly: WTO, OECD, UNCTAD Urge Cooperation at G-20

What we’re writing:
Gerald Epstein: It’s Time to set Ethical Standards for the Economics Profession
Jeff Madrick and others: Rules of Our Society Should Not Be Bought and Sold
Ilene Grabel: Global Governance and Development Finance in the Wake of the Financial Crisis

Spotlight G-20: What We're Reading and Writing

What we’re reading:
Rodrik: Don’t Count on Global Governance
Akyuz: IMF Should Focus on Crisis Prevention
South Centre: Some Key Issues Missing from G20 Agenda
The Economist: “Running the world economy: Finally a talk shop worth having.”
Financial Times: G-20 Fails to Agree on Trade and Currencies
Bridges Trade Weekly: WTO, OECD, UNCTAD Urge Cooperation at G-20

What we’re writing:
Gerald Epstein: It’s Time to set Ethical Standards for the Economics Profession
Jeff Madrick and others: Rules of Our Society Should Not Be Bought and Sold
Ilene Grabel: Global Governance and Development Finance in the Wake of the Financial Crisis

What We're Reading and Writing

What we’re reading:

Warwick Commission on fixing global finance

Heinrich Boell Foundation on climate change and the right to food

Stiglitz, Ocampo, and Rodrik’s Journal of Globalization and Development

What we’re writing:

Ghosh and Chandrasekha: Heading for another global commodity price surge?

Grabel on policy space for fixing global finance as if development mattered

Wise, Gallagher, and Zepeda on NAFTA lessons for fixing US trade policy

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