G20 Pittsburgh Summit Leaders' Statement, 24 September 2009

Sectors : Adaptation, Sustainable development, Climate change financing, Climate change technology and research, Mitigation and low carbon growth, Environmental degradation and natural resource management, Energy, climate change and technology, Investment
Organisation : G20
Date made: 
2009
Level: 
Ministerial
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Commitments in: Environment - Sustainable development

“…Energy Security and Climate Change…

…32. As leaders of the world’s major economies, we are working for a resilient, sustainable, and green recovery. We underscore anew our resolve to take strong action to address the threat of dangerous climate change. We reaffirm the objective, provisions, and principles of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including common but differentiated responsibilities. We note the principles endorsed by Leaders at the Major Economies Forum in L’Aquila, Italy. We will intensify our efforts, in cooperation with other parties, to reach agreement in Copenhagen through the UNFCCC negotiation. An agreement must include mitigation, adaptation, technology, and financing.”
 

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Environment - Environmental degradation and natural resource management

“…Energy Security and Climate Change…

…31. Increasing clean and renewable energy supplies, improving energy efficiency, and promoting conservation are critical steps to protect our environment, promote sustainable growth and address the threat of climate change. Accelerated adoption of economically sound clean and renewable energy technology and energy efficiency measures diversifies our energy supplies and strengthens our energy security. We commit to:

Stimulate investment in clean energy, renewables, and energy efficiency and provide financial and technical support for such projects in developing countries. Take steps to facilitate the diffusion or transfer of clean energy technology including by conducting joint research and building capacity. The reduction or elimination of barriers to trade and investment in this area are being discussed and should be pursued on a voluntary basis and in appropriate fora.”
 

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Climate Change - Climate change financing

 “…Energy Security and Climate Change…

….33. We welcome the work of the Finance Ministers and direct them to report back at their next meeting with a range of possible options for climate change financing to be provided as a resource to be considered in the UNFCCC negotiations at Copenhagen…”
 

Scope: 
International