About the G20
The Group of Twenty (G20) is the premier forum for international economic cooperation.
The G20 is a group compromised of 19 countries and the European Union. G20 Leaders, Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meet regularly to address global economic and financial challenges.
The G20 played a key role in responding to the global financial crisis of 2008–09. The decisive and coordinated actions of the G20 boosted consumer and business confidence and supported the first signs of economic recovery.
The G20 also works on energy-related issues such as:
- marine environment protection
- commodity price volatility
- reform of inefficient fossil fuel subsidies
- clean energy and energy efficiency.
How is RET involved?
The G20 is primarily a Finance Ministers and Leaders’ lead process.
The Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (RET) provides input and advice on issues for which it has portfolio responsibility.
For more information visit the G20 website.