Inclusive Energy Collaboration: Delivering on the G20 Energy Principles

Inclusive Energy Collaboration: Delivering on the G20 Energy Principles

Press Release
Republic of Turkey

Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources
G20 Energy Ministers Meeting

“Inclusive Energy Collaboration: Delivering on the G20 Energy Principles”

2 October 2015

The first G20 Energy Ministers Meeting in the history of the G20 will be organized under the

Turkish Presidency on 2 October 2015 in Istanbul.

The event will begin with a meeting of G20 Energy Ministers and the Business 20 (B20) Energy Dialogue Platform.

H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of the Republic of Turkey will address this joint G20-B20 meeting at 10.15 am. Following this address, H.E. Ali Rıza Alaboyun, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources will deliver welcoming remarks.

During their meetings, G20 Energy Ministers will discuss the energy challenges of today and the future, focusing on inclusive energy collaboration on the basis of the G20 Energy Principles agreed last year in Brisbane.

In line with Turkey´s G20 Presidency´s overall priorities of Inclusiveness, Investment and Implementation, the following issues will be addressed:

  • Access to Energy for All: to help address the challenges of the 1.1 billion people who live without access to electricity, focusing on those in sub-Saharan Africa where the problem is most acute. Ministers will discuss possible G20 actions and coordination through a G20 Energy Access Action Plan.
  • Energy Investments in Light of Current Market Conditions: Ministers will assess how to increase and better direct energy investments for global growth and energy security.
  • Renewable Energy: Ministers will discuss the ways and means and challenges for increasing renewable energy uptake.
  • Energy Efficiency: Energy efficiency leads to greater economic productivity and growth, energy security, and improved environmental outcomes. Ministers will discuss progress made under the G20 Energy Efficiency Action Plan adopted last year.

A Ministerial Communiqué is expected to be adopted by the Ministers at the end of the

Meeting and will be presented to the G20 Leaders’ Summit to be held in Antalya on 15-16 November 2015.

Minister  of  Energy  and  Natural  Resources,  H.E.  Ali  Rıza  Alaboyun  will  hold  a  press conference regarding the Ministerial Meeting on Friday, 2 October 2015 at 7.20 pm.

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