G20: Compromise on climate change, but at what cost?

G20: Compromise on climate change, but at what cost?G20 countries have managed to avoid a total bust-up with Donald Trump over climate change, leaving the door open for Washington to return to the Paris Agreement — but at the cost of risky concessions. After the US president decided last month to pull out of the hard-fought deal to combat global warming, climate change was always going to be centre-stage at this week’s gathering of the G20 — major economies that are together responsible for the vast majority of harmful emissions. Ultimately, the final joint statement after the summit in Hamburg underlined that the 2015 Paris deal is “irreversible”, while “taking note” of Washington’s decision to quit the agreement.



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