Magazine
Latest Issue

All together now?

The London G20 summit was hailed as a success, but much more will be needed if we are to make the world a more stable and fair place

By Will Straw   April 2009

Gerald Holtham’s article, “All together now” (Prospect, April) set out three principal goals for the G20: a global reflation plan, support to poorer countries, and reform of the IMF. April’s G20 summit in London was a modest success against these measures. But Holtham passed over two critical components on which the summit fared poorly: measures to address climate change and a clear statement concerning the G20’s own future.

So what of Holtham’s triumvirate? The G20 came up short of announcing a new round of stimulus spending, but the communiqué did declare that countries were already undertaking “an unprecedented and concerted…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect