G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy and Environment 2019
– Its Significance and Outlook -
Japan took up the Presidency of the G20 for the first time this year. At the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth (G20 EEMM) held on 15 and 16 June, a communiqué and action plans were adopted. The G20 Summit will also be held at the end of June, and it is expected that a communiqué will be adopted, including reference to climate change issues and SDGs. As part of the G20 process, the G20 engagement groups are representatives of stakeholders, including the scientific and research community, think tanks, women, and industry. They form organisations such as the S20, T20 and W20, and deliver policy recommendations to fora including the G20 Summit.
This session will invite Mr. Hiroshi Ono, Director General, Environmental Management Bureau, MOEJ, who served as the co-chair of the G20 EEMM preparatory meetings for senior ministry officials, to present a keynote report. He will give a summary of the EEMM and explain the outcomes of the main issues ― innovation, resource efficiency and marine plastic waste, and adaptation. This will be followed by views from representatives from S20, T20, and W20. All participants will then give their respective views on the outlook for future international processes.