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G20 ministers fail to reach agreement on key climate issues

The world's environmental and climate ministers agreed on most points, but could not reach a consensus on issues such as fossil fuels, emissions and carbon taxes
The final meeting of climate and environment ministers from the world's largest economies ended without an agreement or joint statement on Friday despite pleas from leading figures for nations to show a united front on climate change as weather records shatter across the globe.
At a gathering in Chennai in India, ministers from the Group of 20 countries — who emit around 80% of the world's planet-warming gases — failed to agree on four of 68 points of discussion.
A document published by the group shows countries did not agree on aiming to peak emissions by 2025, moving to clean energy or a tax on carbon as a way to reduce emissions.France's ecological transition minister Christophe Bechu said he was "very disappointed": "We are not able to reach an agreement of increasing drastically renewable energy, we are not able to reach an agreement on phasing out or down fossil fuels, especially coal, and it's just very odd to see what happens outside this hotel, this G20, in the real world and to see the difficulties to find just the diplomatic wording on these environmental issues."



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  • George Kariuki

    45 w

    Time is of the essence, and the world cannot afford further delays in addressing the climate crisis.

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    • Hilda Wangui

      46 w

      This shows that they are not ready to fight against climate crisis

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      • Saustine Lusanzu

        46 w

        Why? Climate change is changing why not leaders??

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        • Elizabeth Gathigia

          46 w

          This is a disappointment, this only shows they are not serious in the fight against climate crisis

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          • Princess

            46 w

            They should be accountable the climate crisis that are occurring.

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            • Jane Wangui

              46 w

              @princess_nel_268 climate action against them should be taken

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            • Lucinda Ramsay

              46 w

              No one wants to be a true decision maker and be accountable against big oil.

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              • john linus Tom

                46 w

                Too shameful

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                • Richard Orengo

                  46 w

                  They should reconsider key issues.

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                  • Ajema Lydiah

                    46 w

                    They are not committed to mitigating climate change

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                    • Natu

                      46 w

                      Could they still move forward on the 64 points that they DO agree on?

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                      • rosebellendiritu

                        46 w

                        @Natu maybe they can but I think the four that they didn't agree on are the ones that carry weight on matters of climate

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                      • Peter Kamau

                        46 w

                        This enough proof that G20 is unresourceful.

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                        • Jane Wangui

                          46 w

                          @peter_kamau more reason to be looked into

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                        • Munene Mugambi

                          46 w

                          A despicable day indeed

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                          • Joseph Githinji

                            46 w

                            This is unacceptable, this leaders have a role to make stringent rules and ensure we all guard our climate no matter the cost.

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                            • Annett Michuki..

                              46 w

                              ain't this shameful

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