We recommend the institution of a Global Citizen Income as a stepping stone toward fostering social, civil and political citizenship at the global level. We outline a gradual implementation roadmap and propose increased international aid, a mix of progressive global taxes and a carbon tax, to fund it. A Global Citizen Income would provide an automatic safety net against systemic shocks like COVID-19 and empower individuals starting, from the most vulnerable. We urge the G20 to take the lead in establishing a Global Citizenship Fund and a Convention for Global Citizenship under the aegis of the United Nations.
Fernando Filgueira University of the Republic of Uruguay
Marc Fleurbaey Paris School of Economics
Gianluca Grimalda Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Rubén Lo Vuolo Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Public Policies (CIEPP)
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