Do You Know These Five Facts About the G20 Summit?

While you were enjoying your Labor Day weekend the world's top leaders met in China to shape global economic policy. This year’s G20 summit, which ended on Sept. 5, saw leaders who represent around 85% of the world’s economy gather in China’s southeastern city of Hangzhou.

Here are a few key outcomes from this year's summit: 

  1. The United States and China, the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitters, formally ratified the Paris climate change agreement. 
  2. The United States and Russia failed to reach a deal regarding the ongoing crisis in Syria.
  3. President Obama told British Prime Minister Theresa May that a trade deal between both countries would not be a priority, reiterating his stance that “the world benefited enormously from the United Kingdom’s participation in the European Union.”