Assessing the Los Cabos G-20 Summit and Rio+20 Earth Summit: Implications for Development (Event Video)

Over the course of one week, world leaders convened in Los Cabos, Mexico, for the G20 Summit and in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. The outcomes of these two high-level meetings have potentially important implications for poor people in the developing world in three key areas: food security and agriculture, energy, and green growth. U.S. representatives to the Los Cabos G20 and Rio+20 summits, and other distinguished speakers joined us for an assessment of these summits and the road ahead.

Keynote Speech from Michael Froman

Keynote Speech from Carlos Pascual

Panel Discussion

Michael Froman
Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs

Ambassador Carlos Pascual
U.S. Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs

Kel Currah
G20 Policy and Government Affairs
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Kimberly Ann Elliott
Senior Fellow
Center for Global Development

Nathan Hultman
Nonresident Fellow, Brookings Institution
Director of Environmental Policy Program, University of Maryland School of Public Policy

Jacob Scherr
Private Sector Advisor to the U.S. Delegation at Rio+20 Earth Summit
Director, Global Strategy & Advocacy, Natural Resources Defense Council

Hosted by
Lawrence MacDonald
Vice President for Communications and Policy Outreach
Center for Global Development