G20 fails to agree on climate

G20 fails to agree on climate

Published on 01.09.2022

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Bali » A meeting of the heads of the 20 biggest world powers ends without a joint text.

G20 climate talks in Bali yesterday failed to produce a joint statement, despite calls from Indonesia, which chairs the group this year, to act on global warming or risk tipping the planet into ” unknown territory. The one-day ministerial meeting ended with a statement from Indonesia alone on the group’s environmental goals, the host country said, a sign of the deep divisions between the world’s biggest economies.

This failure comes at the end of an August marked by exceptional floods in Pakistan, attributed to global warming, which claimed more than a thousand victims, and by a heat wave in China which caused a drought. devastating.

The minister Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar said a statement from the host country will detail the group’s “common commitments and joint actions” during a press conference.

However, the group did not manage to sign a common text, because of geopolitical divisions, like a previous financial meeting of the members of the G20 who had torn on the responsibility of Russia in the economic problems. global. ATS/AFP

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