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USA at G20 tried to stop any mention of climate change

US blocking mention of climate change in G20 statement, diplomats say Independent UK, Oliver O’Connell, New York, 24 Feb 20, 
1 day ago  G20 diplomats say the US is against mentioning climate change in the communique of the world’s financial leaders.

A new draft of the joint statement shows the G20 considering including it as a risk factor to growth.

Finance ministers and central bankers from the world’s 20 largest economies are discussing the main challenges to the global economy in RiyadhSaudi Arabia, this weekend.

G20 sources told Reuters that the US was reluctant to accept language on climate change as a risk to the economy.

The US is represented at the meeting by treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin…….. G20 diplomats say the US is against mentioning climate change in the communique of the world’s financial leaders.

A new draft of the joint statement shows the G20 considering including it as a risk factor to growth. Finance ministers and central bankers from the world’s 20 largest economies are discussing the main challenges to the global economy in RiyadhSaudi Arabia, this weekend.

G20 sources told Reuters that the US was reluctant to accept language on climate change as a risk to the economy.The US is represented at the meeting by treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/climate-change-g20-us-global-economy-paris-agreement-trump-a9352891.html

February 25, 2020 - Posted by | climate change, politics international, USA

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