Germany hands G20 presidency on to Argentina
Germany passed on the presidency of the Group of Twenty major economies to Argentina on 1 December, the federal government said in a press release. Government spokesperson Steffen Seibert said the G20 had delivered important results in 2017, demonstrating that it was up to dealing with world’s current challenges. He highlighted the German presidency’s “success” in securing sustained commitment to the Paris Agreement, with all members except the United States agreeing the accord was “irreversible”. The German government says its successor has committed to continuing many of the initiatives launched under the German presidency, a position that Argentinian environment minister Sergio Bergman confirmed in an interview with the Clean Energy Wire.
Find the press release in German here.
See the CLEW interview with Argentina’s environment minister Bergman and the CLEW dossier on Germany’s G20 presidency for more information.