G20 Ministers Fail to Reach an Agreement on Climate

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The energy and environment ministers of the G20 countries disagreed on a joint statement on Friday about what they discussed. Italy’s presiding minister Roberto Cingolani said the countries were at a crossroads regarding climate change commitments.


According to Cingolani, the ministers did not agree on two points. According to the Italian, the heads of state of the G20 countries will have to discuss this further later.

One of the thorny points was the choice of words for an agreement to work on a maximum temperature increase of 1.5 to 2 degrees. Cingolani said Russia, China and India were particularly troubling on this point.

The G20 comprises Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, South Africa and South Africa. Korea and the European Union.

The consultation group was established in 1999 and is, in principle, an economic consultant. Together they account for about 80 percent of world trade and two-thirds of the world’s population.



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