News Digest Item
29 May 2017

“G7 summit: Six countries send clear message for the climate”

Germanwatch / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Environmental and development NGO Germanwatch is “relieved” that all leaders except US President Donald Trump clearly committed to the Paris Climate Agreement and there was no “weakening or re-interpretation” of the accord, the organisation writes in a statement. The upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg was now “even more important for international climate policy” and leaders should then be clearer on how the Paris Agreement will be implemented.
In a separate opinion piece for for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Henrik Roßbach writes Trump sought “the applause of his supporters at home more than that of his [international] counterparts.” The other G7 leaders were "not ready for self-denial and falling behind what had been tediously negotiated over years with a weak compromise for the sake of Trump,” writes Roßbach.

Read the Germanwatch statement in German here.

Also read the CLEW article International climate community pins hopes on Merkel to sway Trump and an interview with Greenpeace’ Jennifer Morgan: "Merkel's experience, credibility make her key in swaying Trump".

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