On July 7th and 8th, 2017, the G20 will be meeting in Hamburg Germany.
Germany holds the G20 Presidency this year, and Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to continue to seek strong support among G20 members to maintain commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement.
We will be watching closely to see what comes of this meeting, after what happened at the G7 Summit held in Italy in May, where the leaders were unable to come to an agreement on climate change and where a statement was issued by the leaders who maintain their commitment to addressing climate change through the Paris Climate Agreement.
Today the Globe and Mail published an OpEd by Celine Bak and Fen Osler Hampson entitled "G20 Summit: A good climate for change". In it, they make the case for G20 leaders to stand together in their commitment to make progress on climate change under the Paris Climate Agreement, with or without the U.S.
As part of our 2017 Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report, we proudly included guest editorials from a number of members of Canada's diplomatic community. We are pleased to share a few of these below, and hope this provides food for thought leading up to the G20 Summit in Hamburg, on the tremendous economic opportunities that a low carbon future presents all G20 members.*
* The G20 countries are: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union.