Media Advisory: G20 countries backing fossil fuels as a means out of COVID19

13 July 2020


G20 countries backing fossil fuels as a means out of Covid19

WHEN : Tuesday 14 July 2020 13:00 UTC / 14:00 London / 15:00 Brussels / 9:00 Washington D.C / 18:30 New Delhi [Check your time zone here]


Ahead of the G20 finance ministers’ meeting on 18 July, Climate Action Network, with, Oil Change International, Global Gas and Oil Network and IISD, will host a press briefing on Tuesday 14 July at 13:00 UTC / 14:00 BST / 9:00 ET/ 18:30 IST

Speakers from IISD will provide a preview on the latest data from a major study by 14 organisations* explaining just how much public money G20 countries have channeled towards fossil fuels over clean energy since the beginning of the Covid19 pandemic. The full and latest dataset, on a new website tracking climate and energy recovery policies worldwide, will be available on 15 July.

Frontline campaigners from the United States, EU, Canada, Australia and India will speak about local resistance movements against major fossil fuel projects amidst the changing landscape of the Covid19 crisis and an economic crisis.

[*Full list of contributing partners for the Energy Policy Tracker: IISD, IGES, OCI, ODI, SEI, Columbia University, FARN, Forum Ökologisch-Soziale Marktwirtschaft (FÖS), Legambiente, ITAM, REN21, INESC, I4CE and The Australia Institute]


Meeting ID: 945 1947 3026

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To register please email: Dharini Parthasarathy, Senior Communications Officer, Climate Action Network / +918826107830


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