March 24, 2009

Tips for the G-20

Soon, on April 2, the G-20 meeting, the group finance ministers and Central Bank Governors from 19 of the world's largest national economies, plus the European Union, wil start London. Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute, hopes the G20 will not only address issues like regulating the financial sector, reforming the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, avoiding protectionism and reciting the measures that individual countries are taking. He asks for a system of effective cooperation so that a coordinated effort can take place to solve the current problems. Also, he ask for special attention and action for fighting global poverty and mentions three topics in particular: 1) food security, 2) the fight against the three pandemic diseases (AIDS, Malaria, tuberculosis), and 3) clean energy investments in the poor countries. (read more about this here).

If you think Jeffrey Sachs is doing good work you might consider a donation to the Earth Institute.

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