WASHINGTON (August 22, 2016)—The 2016 G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China is just around the corner, September 4-5, and will be the first G20 Summit since the Paris Agreement was reached last December. Many are looking to the G20 for a clear signal from world leaders that the message of Paris was received, and that member countries are putting climate and clean energy action at the heart of their growth agendas.

On Friday, August 26, at 9:30 a.m. EDT, World Resources Institute will host a press call with experts Andrew Steer, Helen Mountford, Andrew Light and Joanna Lewis on potential outcomes and implications of the G20 Summit.

Speakers will discuss key issues to watch, including whether leaders decide to set a date for the phase out of fossil fuel subsidies and how to create incentives to shift and scale up green financing. Speakers will also examine China’s progress on meeting its low carbon energy and climate objectives in the final months of its G20 presidency.

Read WRI’s G20 primer blog: Will the G20 Spur Post-Paris Climate Action? 3 Signs to Look For


Press call on anticipated outcomes from the G20 Summit being held September 4-5


Friday, August 26, at 9:30 a.m. EDT


  • Andrew Steer, President and CEO, WRI
  • Joanna Lewis, Associate Professor, Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and ChinaFAQs network expert
  • Andrew Light, Distinguished Senior Fellow, WRI and former Senior Adviser to the Special Envoy on Climate Change in the U.S. Department of State
  • Helen Mountford, Director Of Economics, WRI and Program Director, New Climate Economy
  • David Waskow, Director, International Climate Initiative, WRI
  • Moderator, Michael Oko, Communications Director, WRI


  • US Toll-Free: 866-803-2143
  • US/International Toll: +1-210-795-1098
  • International Toll-Free: please contact Jessica Brand, jessica.brand@wri.org
  • Verbal passcode: "WRI"


Please RSVP to Ally Friedman, communications coordinator, ally.friedman@wri.org, 202-729-7719