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G20 members comply with 2013 St. Petersburg Summit employment commitments better than climate change

August 25, 2014

TORONTO, ON — The G20 Research Group at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to and the Inter­na­tion­al Organ­i­sa­tions Research Insti­tute of Nation­al Research Uni­ver­si­ty High­er School of Eco­nom­ics (IORI HSE) pre­sent­ed their sev­enth G20 inter­im com­pli­ance report.

At the halfway point between the St. Peters­burg Sum­mit in Sep­tem­ber 2013 and the Bris­bane Sum­mit in Novem­ber 2014, the Unit­ed King­dom, France and the Euro­pean Union scored the high­est com­pli­ance of all 20 G20 mem­bers, accord­ing to the report. G20 mem­bers scored an aver­age 69 per cent in the first nine months after the St. Peters­burg Sum­mit, low­er than the final aver­ages of 78 per cent for the 2012 Los Cabos Sum­mit and 77 per cent for the 2011 Cannes Sum­mit.

Com­pli­ance was high­est on labour-relat­ed issues with job cre­ation, edu­ca­tion and labour poli­cies among the top four scores. At the bot­tom of the list came cli­mate change and remit­tances. The report mea­sures 16 key com­mit­ments made at St. Peters­burg that rep­re­sent the breadth of the G20’s pri­or­i­ties. Oth­er themes assessed include tax avoid­ance and admin­is­tra­tion, cli­mate change, crime and cor­rup­tion, access to cred­it, clean tech­nolo­gies and green growth.

The inter­im report is based on pub­licly avail­able infor­ma­tion on actions tak­en by G20 mem­bers since the St. Peters­burg Sum­mit in Novem­ber 2013 until June 2014, although many mem­bers are engaged in mul­ti-year ongo­ing ini­tia­tives that sup­port the work under­tak­en by the G20.

The 388-page report is avail­able for down­load at the G20 Infor­ma­tion Cen­tre web­site at


For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact:

Made­line Koch
Man­ag­ing Direc­tor
G20 Research Group
T: +1–416-588‑3833