G20 Commit to Reach Agreement in Copenhagen
2 April 2009: In the Leaders' Statement adopted at the close of the G20 Summit, which took place in London, UK, on 2 April 2009, the leaders of the Group agreed to make the best possible use of investment funded by fiscal stimulus programmes towards the goal of building a resilient, sustainable and green recovery.
They also indicated their will to make the transition towards “clean, innovative, resource efficient, low carbon technologies and infrastructure” and to encourage multilateral development banks to contribute to reaching this objective. The leaders further reaffirmed their commitment to address the threat of irreversible climate change, based on the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities, and to reach agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009. [The Leaders' statement]