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Fostering inclusive and sustainable global value chains: The role of the G20


A significant share of global production takes place in global value chains (GVCs). Participating in GVCs is widely associated with economic benefits, such as productivity and employment creation, and considered one of the driving forces of growth and development worldwide. However, the sustainability of production in GVCs is increasingly contested, and associated social and environmental costs can be hefty. As production in GVCs entails that multiple actors, both private and public, located in various countries jointly produce goods and services, the sustainable governance of GVCs is best addressed in a coordinated multilateral effort.

The webinar offers insights into what it takes for multilateral actors, such as the G20 and others, to address and mainstream sustainability into the global production and trading systems.

The event is organized in collaboration with UNIDO within the framework of the T20 Spring Roundtables.

The Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IFW) and the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) are collaborating partners to the event.