G20: SHAPING AN INTERCONNECTED WORLD (2017 | Issue 2)

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ECONOMIC POWERHOUSES


The 20 members of the G20 account for more than 85% of the world’s GDP.

(The Telegraph)

FIRST MOVE


The first ever G20 meeting was held in Berlin in 1999.

(The Sun)

WATER WOES


Nearly 70% of the world’s freshwater is used for agricultural purposes. By 2050, this consumption is expected to increase by about 20%.

(UN-Water)

GLOBAL TRADE


Home to two-thirds of the world’s population, the G20 countries account for 75% of global trade.

(The Times of India)

FLUSH TIMES


Between 1990 and 2014, world trade increased nearly fivefold and global per capita income grew by 250%.

(B20 Germany 2017)

BRIDGING THE GAP


The G20 has pledged to reduce the gap between male and female employment by 25% by the year 2025.

(International Monetary Fund)

ONLINE TRADE


Approximately 12% of the global goods trade is conducted via international e-commerce.

(McKinsey Global Institute report, February 2016)

DIGITAL PRIVACY


About three-quarters of consumers are concerned about the protection of their personal data on the internet.

(G20 Consumer Summit)

WORKING WOMEN


In Germany, 73% of women in the age bracket of 20–64 had a job in 2014.

(Bloomberg Markets)

Global Trends in Renewable Energy

RENEWABLE ENERGY


India is among the top ten countries in the world investing in renewable energy.

(UNEP’s Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016 report)

“In this age of growing interconnectedness, we understand that turning our backs on the world is simply not an option.”
— Douglas Alexander, politician