U.S. Climate Leadership at the G20: A Strategy for Investment, Debt Relief, and Industrial Policy


Economic and geopolitical turmoil has created near-term opportunities for plurilateral climate action at the nexus of economic policy, development, and trade.

This report proposes three G20 initiatives to help the Biden administration meet its goals: the mobilization of green investment, the enablement of green debt relief, and the promotion of green industrial policy. Each proposal would deliver tangible progress toward shared climate and development goals, moving beyond empty promises and unaccountable targets and toward concrete reforms.

This report is made possible by support from the Hewlett Foundation.

Sarah Ladislaw

Sarah Ladislaw

Former Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program

Nikos Tsafos

Lachlan Carey