Skip to content

Growth is the G20’s “highest priority”

June 28, 2010

Browsing the final communique from this week’s G20 summit, it’s hard to miss the emphasis on growth. The 20 most powerful countries have committed to ” a full return to growth” within two sentences of the 27 page document, and the phrase will crop up a further 66 times before the end.

In fact, growth is the first thing on the agenda: “the G-20’s highest priority is to safeguard and strengthen the recovery and lay the foundation for strong, sustainable and balanced growth”

In a world that faces climate change, extreme inequality, massive biodiversity loss, inevitable resource depletion and crushing poverty, what does it say about us that our first priority is economic growth?

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s