G20 draft text fuses U.S. climate isolation with deal on innovation

G20 draft text fuses U.S. climate isolation with deal on innovationDraft conclusions to this week’s summit of the Group of 20 leading economies acknowledge the United States’ isolation in opposing the Paris climate accord but agree to G20 collaboration on reducing emissions through innovation, a G20 source said. The text, dated July 3, makes plain a 19-1 split in the G20 over the Paris climate accord, the 2015 global accord to fight climate change from which U.S. President Donald Trump said last month he would withdraw. “We take note of the decision of the United States of America to withdraw from the Paris Agreement,” read the draft text of the conclusions on the climate chapter of which Reuters has seen a copy.



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