The G20 summits will continue to play an important role for climate protection, because “without the pressure on the political level, implementing and monitoring climate targets would hardly be possible in some countries”, write Susanne Dröge and Felix Schenuit from German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in a guest article for EurActiv. Germany should work closely with Argentina, the coming G20 president, to ensure that climate policy remains high on the agenda. Saudi Arabia will preside over the G20 in 2020, while the US holds the presidency of the G7. “From today’s point of view, this pairing is not good news for climate diplomacy,” write Dröge and Schenuit.
Read the article in German here.
For background, read the CLEW articles Merkel wins respect for G20 climate result at "B-"-summit and Germany faces balancing act in climate leadership role.