B20 Task Forces Preliminary Recommendations
Presentation to President Felipe Calderón
Puerto Vallarta,17th of April 2012
MARZO 2012
Food Security
The G20 should…
1 Significantly enhance public and private-sector investment to achieve a 50%
increase in agricultural production and productivity by 2030. Governments can
attract greater private-sector investment through policy measures, infrastructure
and risk management.
2 Improve risk management and access to finance to enable investment.
Launch a public-private initiative to activate risk management solutions.
3 Strengthen and enforce land rights through adequate legal frameworks and
4 Improve market information, including implementation of the AMIS initiative and
promotion of internet- and telecom-based platforms in rural areas.
5 Increase investment in research and development, as well as technology transfer,
training and capacity-building.
Food Security
The G20 should…
6 Scale up sustainable farming practices including water-efficient, climate-smart
and high productivity agriculture.
7 Develop full life cycle assessments to estimate and minimize environmental
and food security impacts of biofuel policies.
8 Expand availability, distribution and access to appropriate nutritious products
and services in partnership with all stakeholders.
9 Strengthen national-level food security programmes, supported by public
private partnerships.
Green Growth
1 The G20 should promote free trade in sustainable goods and services, and support
the delivery of Sustainable Energy Trade Agreements.
2 The G20 should aim to deliver robust carbon pricing by ensuring that national
approaches create consistent international demand, supporting new market
mechanisms, linking national and sector approaches and introducing an international
framework that includes aviation and shipping.
3 The G20 should commit to end subsidies and other inefficient forms of support for
fossil-fuel exploration, production, and consumption in the next 4 years.
4 The G20 should increase direct support for research, development, demonstration,
and pre-commercial deployment of low-carbon and energy efficient technologies,
using revenue from carbon pricing and other measures.
5 To address risk and improve profitability, G20 finance ministers and development
finance institutions should strategically target their funds to leverage private
investment in green infrastructure at scale.
1 Commit to strategic infrastructure investments.
2 Implement structural labour market reforms and policies.
3 Facilitate the growth of SMEs and innovative business models.
4 Improve collaboration between business and educational institutions.
5 Scale internships and apprenticeships.
Improving Transparency and
Overall, the G20 should reaffirm the mandate of the G20 Anti-Corruption Working
Group beyond Los Cabos, and maintain a strong and continuous dialogue with the
business community. G20 and B20 should work to:
Ensure transparency in Government procurement.
Promote, extend and implement sector based initiatives.
Ensure private sector participation in peer reviews required by the UNCAC and
continue the consultation with the OECD Working Group on Bribery in the context
of its monitoring mechanism.
Create business programs, including training, to encourage cross-fertilization
program best practices within the private sector and between the public and
private sectors.
Encourage the adoption of business codes of conduct with a specific focus on
Strengthen the legal and regulatory framework on anti-corruption.
Trade and Investment
The G20 should make trade and investment a permanent item on its agenda.
The G20 should lead by example in rejecting measures that restrict trade and
investment and in promoting measures that enhance trade and investment.
The G20 should encourage progress in multilateral trade liberalization and
rule-making within the WTO.
The G20 should support progress on specific items on the WTO negotiating
agenda on a priority basis.
The G20 should reiterate its support for open cross-border investment as an
essential contributor to growth, development and job creation.
The G20 should create a working group on investment to advance this agenda
and report back to the next G20 Summit in Russia in 2013.
ICT & Innovation
1 Enabling Broadband for All – The G20 should promote the availability of affordable
broadband services and devices to allow all the population to connect, taking into
consideration the starting point for each country.
2 Promoting Social Inclusion through ICT – The G20 should promote the creation of
content and applications for the public good, and foster the development of the
required capabilities for their deployment.
3 Ensuring Cyber-security for All – The G20 should encourage the creation of
regulation and processes that promote solutions to enable cyber-security, in a
changing threat environment.
4 Promoting Innovation in ICT – The G20 should encourage the creation of the
appropriate environment that allows innovation through education and the
development of incentives that promote investment, protecting the intellectual
property of the creators.
Financing for Growth and
1 The G20 should create an environment that leads to a rapid expansion in access to
finance through improved regulation, broader distribution channels, product and IT
innovation and which balances barriers to entry and incentives to provide finance.
2 The G20 should support national and international efforts that promote financial
education, consumer protection, development of universal credit information
bureaux and financial inclusion for individuals and SMEs, particularly addressing
over-indebtedness and an improved legal framework to protect property rights and
foreclose collateral.
3 The G20 should support efforts by all countries to increase SME finance through
better credit risk, provision, access, guarantee programs and a unified national
agency that promotes this segment.
4 The G20 should recognize the low risk nature of trade finance activity and its value
to emerging economies by focusing the FSB, IMF, and World Bank study on the
unintended consequences of the capital and liquidity treatment of trade finance.
5 The G20 should commission a study that will consider ways to encourage the
adoption of trade finance in currencies other than the US dollar.
Advocacy and Impact
Phase I: Support generating recommendations
1 Starting point: Tracking of past B20 recommendation.
2 B20 on G20 agenda: Collaboration with other task forces.
Phase II: Help coordinating advancement efforts
1 Interaction and advancement of recommendations.
2 Follow-up mechanism for recommendations of B20.
Illustrative example of B20 template
Not available
Some progress
No progress
Full advance /
no longer a priority
1. Fiscal
2. Credit availability
3. Sound
Adv. Corr
Trade &
4. Assistance
5. Exchange rates
6. Socioeconomic
7. Trade
8. Fossil fuels
9. Clean energy
10. Corruption
12. International
The final dashboard will:
– Consider all B20 recommendations
– Consider all information sources available
– Circulate to countries to get their input on the advancement of
B20 Task Forces Preliminary Recommendations
Presentation to President Felipe Calderón
Puerto Vallarta,17th of April 2012
MARZO 2012

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