The Impact of Low Oil Price and the Role of G20 in Global Energy Governance

Monday, July 27, 2015 - 8:00 AM
Jul 27

The Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS), the Lowy Institute for International  Policy (Lowy), Korea Development Institute (KDI), the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) are jointly organizing a conference on “Global Energy Governance and the G20”, which will be held in Shanghai on July 27-28, 2015. This is one of the thematic events of the Think 20, which is a network of global think tanks engaging with the G20 process. TEPAV is leading the Think 20 events for 2015 leading up to the G20 summit in November, 2015. China will host the G20 in 2016, and SIIS will be one of the leading Chinese think tanks in coordinating next year’s Think 20 process.

This conference aims to catalyze discussions on the dynamics of global energy market and its governance, with a particular focus on the role of China, and seek to identify key policy recommendations that could be advanced for the ongoing G20 process under the Turkey and Chinese presidency in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

CIGI Senior Fellow Barry Carin and Visiting Scholar Alex He will act as panellists at the conference.

Event Speakers

Xingqiang (Alex) He is a CIGI research fellow. Alex is an expert on China and global economic governance, the Group of Twenty, domestic politics in China and their role in China’s foreign economic policy making, and Canada-China economic relations.

Barry Carin is a CIGI Senior Fellow. He has served in a number of senior official positions in the Government of Canada and played an instrumental role in developing the initial arguments for the G20 and a leader’s level G20. Barry brings institutional knowledge and experience to his research at CIGI on the G20, international development, energy and climate change.