Implications of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China for Climate Change, Green Finance and Sustainable Development Goals

Briefing Note

The first G20 Summit meeting in China was held in Hangzhou on 4 and 5 September, 2016. This IGES Briefing Note considers the implications of the meeting for climate change, green finance and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the overall context of holding the meeting in China for the first time. From a sustainability perspective, the main concern was what would be agreed by G20 countries subsequent to the two historic agreements in 2015 on the SDGs and the Paris Agreement on climate change.

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