In the Communiqué following the first meeting of G20 Energy Ministers early October 2015, the benefits of energy efficiency have been “recognized”, and the Voluntary Energy Efficiency Investment Principles for G20 participating countries have been “welcomed”. This represents a major step forward globally on the policy side, and at very high level. The Ministerial Communiqué will be presented to the G20 Leaders’ Summit in mid-November. Financial institutions have the opportunity to express the support of the financial sector on the topic and related mobilisation by endorsing the G20 Energy Efficiency Statement or the Declaration of Banks on Energy Efficiency Finance. Read the G20 Energy Ministerial Communiqué and the Press Release.