On June 29th and 30th,2016, the National Energy Administration of China held the G20 Energy Ministerial Meeting at Yanqi Lake International Conference Center in Beijing. Officials from 27 countries and relevant international organizations were gathered in Beijing with the common goal to push forward global energy sustainable development. As one of the specialized ministerial meeting before the G20 Hangzhou Summit, this meeting was themed Shaping a Low-carbon, Smart and Sharing Energy Future. Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli attended the opening ceremony and delivered speech. In the two-day event, participants had in-depth discussion and reached broad consensus on topics including opportunities and challenges on global energy development, energy technology innovation, demand and current policy on energy access.
The meeting adopted 4 outcome documents, including one major document, namely the G20 Energy Ministerial Meeting Beijing Communiqué, and 3 affiliated documents, namely Enhancing Energy Access in Asia and the Pacific: Key Challenges and G20 Voluntary Collaboration Action Plan, G20 Voluntary Action Plan on Renewable Energy and G20 Energy Efficiency Leading Programme.