IPPP Director Andrew Light joined a press call with experts from the World Resources Institute and Georgetown University on expectations for climate change and clean energy announcements coming out of this week’s upcoming G20 meeting in Hangzhou, China. Topics included the possibility of firming plans for a phase out of fossil fuel subsidies from the world’s top economies, green finance, and achieving an agreement to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – one of the most potent and fastest growing greenhouse gases – at next month’s meeting of the Montreal Protocol. Light also previewed possible important announcements coming out of President Obama’s meeting with President Xi of China prior to the G20, continuing the momentum they initiated in November 2014 in cementing the central role of climate and energy cooperation in the U.S.-China bilateral relationship. You can listen to the call here.
August 31, 2016