G20 Energy ministers meeting in Argentina to discuss clean energy transition
The G20 Energy Ministers meeting takes place in Bariloche, Argentina on 15 June 2018. The European Union, as a member of the G20, is represented by the European Commission. Under Argentinian presidency, this year's theme of the ministerial is 'Energy Transitions Towards Cleaner, More Flexible and Transparent Systems'. Delegates from G20 member and guest countries, as well as international organizations, discuss public policies to help promote the transition towards more flexible, more transparent and cleaner energy systems.
The EU stresses the need to keep up the worldwide efforts towards the clean energy transition and build on existing G20 commitments. The importance of this clean energy transition as a contribution to addressing climate change is also top of the agenda.
Other key topics discussed are energy efficiency, renewables, energy data transparency, digitalisation, and energy affordability.
The G20’s yearly agenda includes ministerial meetings culminating in a Leaders Summit attended by heads of state or government, where they issue a joint declaration on the policy formed by the G20 meetings throughout the year. The summit will take place in Buenos Aires on November 30 and December 1, 2018. G20 Energy Ministers last met in Beijing on 30 June 2016.