The Climate Briefing: Can the G20 act on climate change?

Italy’s hosting of the G20 this year could present a significant opportunity to achieve progress at COP26.

Audio Published 21 July 2021 Updated 29 September 2023 26 minute listen

Luca Bergamaschi

Co-Founder, ECCO

The G20 - an international gathering of leaders from 19 major states and the European Union - has a significant role to play in coordinating global action on climate change. Accounting for around two-thirds of the world’s population and by some estimates 84% of global carbon emissions, agreeing on reforms within this forum could be a game-changer ahead of COP26. 

In July 2021, G20 ministerial meetings are taking place ahead of the leaders summit in October. To assess the prospects for progress on climate change at the G20, Ben is joined by Luca Bergamaschi, co-founder of ECCO, the Italian climate think tank.