Röhrkasten, S., Thielges, S., Quitzow, R. (eds.)
Titre Ouvrage:Sustainable Energy in the G20: Prospects for a Global Energy Transition
The study considers the potential of the G20 to shape a global transition to sustainable energy, urgently needed in order to achieve the UN’s climate and sustainability goals. The G20, a group of major emerging and industrialised economies, is a high-level political forum that brings together a heterogeneous set of members. The Group carries great weight in international energy governance, and accounts for 80 percent of the world’s total primary energy consumption and 82 percent of global energy-related CO2 emissions. Thus, decisions and actions of the G20 and its members have the capacity to significantly impact global energy systems. Building on contributions by country experts, the study analyses the energy sector developments of 14 G20 members. Short case studies trace major trends and policy initiatives in the countries and identify both potential conflicts of interest and existing common ground within the G20. Each study offers an assessment of potential impulses originating from the respective case, and how these might help foster international cooperation for advancing a global energy transition.
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