08 Jul '17, 2pm

STATEMENT: World Leaders Affirm Urgency of Tackling Climate Change at G20

STATEMENT: World Leaders Affirm Urgency of Tackling Climate Change at G20

WASHINGTON (July 8, 2017)— At the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, countries agreed to the official communiqué and all of the leaders except President Trump signed onto the Climate and Energy Action Plan for Growth, demonstrating their commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change. The G20 communiqué also affirmed that curbing carbon pollution can be accomplished while supporting economic growth and bolstering energy security. Following is a statement by Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute: “In the end, it was a landslide victory for countries voicing support for global climate action. Chancellor Merkel demonstrated deft leadership in rallying 19 of the world’s largest economies to deliver an unmistakable message behind climate action. These leaders understand that shifting to a low-carbon future can drive long-term economic growth, including over...

Full article: http://www.wri.org/news/2017/07/statement-world-leaders-a...

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