G20 Hangzhou Summit emphasized the implementation of 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and Paris Agreement


G20 countries’ leaders issued the G20 Leaders’ Communique Hangzhou Summit during the summit on September 5, 2016. In the Communique, Leaders promised to implement the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and Paris Agreement, reaffirmed the pledge of phasing out fossil fuel subsidies, and incorporated green finance issue for the first time. Leaders were determined to “foster an innovative, invigorated, interconnected and inclusive world economy”. Before this G20 summit, China submitted the ratification instruments of the Paris Agreement with the US together, to promote the global approval of the agreement as soon as possible. Greenovation Hub analysed issues of G20 Hangzhou summit in the perspective of environmental governance, and contributed to discussions about environment and climate under G20 framework in the perspective of civil society.