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The next global economic emergency? Deepening debt in the developing world
Poorer nations were more fragile before Covid-19, had less scope to stimulate economies, and are on the wrong side of the vaccine divide

Larry Elliott

17, Oct, 2021 @9:49 AM

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Gordon Brown urges emergency Covid vaccine airlift to Africa
Former UK prime minister says operation could be under way within days if world leaders signed off

Michael Savage

16, Oct, 2021 @11:02 PM

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G20 leaders agree to involve Taliban in distributing Afghanistan aid
Leaders agree in principle that funds can be channelled through UN agencies to avert ‘humanitarian meltdown’

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

12, Oct, 2021 @5:11 PM

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IMF to issue downbeat outlook as spectre of stagflation looms
Fund set for a gloomy annual meeting as supply chain issues and inflationary pressures hobble global recovery

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

09, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Give us action on climate not just words, say developing nations ahead of Cop26
Demand for G20 to ‘step up’ with tougher emissions reduction targets and financial aid for poorest

Fiona Harvey

09, Oct, 2021 @1:04 PM

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Joe Biden close to backing G20 peace talks on Afghanistan, says Italian PM
Some in US administration see risks in seeking support of Russia or China to counter a potential terrorist threat

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic Editor

25, Aug, 2021 @5:59 PM

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Humans ‘pushing Earth close to tipping point’, say most in G20
Global survey finds 74% also want climate crises and protecting nature prioritised over jobs and profit

Jonathan Watts

16, Aug, 2021 @10:01 PM

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If education is such a great investment, it deserves serious international backing
The World Bank and IMF should step in to finance a recovery of children’s learning chances devastated by the pandemic

Kevin Watkins

03, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Plans of four G20 states are threat to global climate pledge, warn scientists
‘Disastrous’ energy policies of China, Russia, Brazil and Australia could stoke 5C rise in temperatures if adopted by the rest of the world

Robin McKie, Toby Helm & Fiona Harvey

25, Jul, 2021 @7:45 AM

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The Observer view on tackling climate change | Observer editorial
We are losing the race to keep our planet cool

Observer editorial

25, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Reckless’: G20 states subsidised fossil fuels by $3tn since 2015, says report
Support for coal, oil and gas remains high despite pledges to tackle climate crisis

Damian Carrington Environment editor

20, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Tax financial transactions to help Covid recovery, G20 told
Economists say Tobin taxes would raise vital funds to help support global poor and tackle climate crisis

Larry Elliott Economics editor

08, Jul, 2021 @11:55 AM

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