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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