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St.Petersburg, Russia

Conference on commodity and energy markets

The Conference on commodity and energy markets "Sustainable energy: designing policy for G20", preceding the Second Energy Sustainability Working Group (ESWG) Meeting, took place on July 8, 2013 in St.Petersburg.

The event brought together high level officials from the G20 governments, representatives of the international organizations, top level business and industry representatives, as well as representatives of think tanks and academia, to summarize the ESWG activities in 2013 and look into the future G20 work in the energy field.

The Conference agenda was focused on such issues, as prospects of energy and commodity markets sustainability; policies to promote inclusive green growth and pave the path towards a sustainable energy of the future; improving transparency and functionality of commodity markets; and encouraging investment into sustainable energy.

The official presentation of the Global Marine Environment Protection Initiative (GMEP) website, which is another significant aspect of the ESWG work, also took place during the Conference.



  • Yudaeva Ksenia
    Ksenia Yudaeva
    Chief of the Presidential Experts’ Directorate and the Russian G20 Sherpa