2016 Beijing Summit
The Beijing Summit was held in June 2016 and was hosted by State Grid Corporation of China. The event brought together GSEP member companies’ senior executives with thought leaders from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. Topics of discussion included Global Energy Interconnection and the role that electricity technologies can play in helping countries reach their GHG emissions reduction targets. Acknowledging the alignment between the organization’s recommendations made to policymakers attending the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) and the Paris Agreement, GSEP executives agreed that electricity will play a key role in responding to the global climate challenge while simultaneously supporting countries’ economic growth, development and people’s welfare. These key views are expressed in the Beijing Summit Statement.