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Ecofys supports G20 energy and climate work

Published: 10/07/2017

On July 7-8th, the leaders of the G20 member governments met in Hamburg, Germany, addressing issues relating to global economic growth, international trade, climate change and energy. In the summit’s declaration G20 leaders “take note of the decision of the United States of America to withdraw from the Paris Agreement”. At the same time, “the Leaders of the other G20 members state that the Paris Agreement is irreversible” and “agree to the G20 Hamburg Climate and Energy Action Plan for Growth”. In the plan, the leaders agree to “collaborate closely on climate and energy issues to successfully address the challenges of energy security and productivity, environmental protection, and to fully harvest the opportunities for innovation and economic growth.”

Ecofys, a Navigant company, is advising the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in the German G20 presidency and has supported the work of the G20 energy and climate work stream. The energy experts have assisted the Ministry in the preparation of G20 working group sessions leading up to last week’s Summit.

In the context of the G20, Ecofys also supported the Ministry in the scientific steering of the milestone study „Perspectives for the Energy Transition – Investment Needs for a Low-Carbon Energy System” launched by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in March of this year. The report has been well received within the energy community as an important step in identifying the investments required to realise a global energy transition.

Find the G20 Hamburg Climate and Energy Action Plan for Growth and further info at: g20.org