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08 Jul 2017

German finance min sees "large majority" support for climate deal as G20 summit success


German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble cited the fact that the large majority of G20 countries showed clear commitment to the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement in the Hamburg summit talks as proof that the summit was a success. In an interview with German broadcaster ARD, Schäuble said: “I believe that this summit is a success. The atmosphere is very good, and in the talks, problems were not ignored. Regarding climate protection, for example, it was clear that the large majority – independent of the announcement of one country – will determinedly continue down the path of Paris Agreement implementation.” Schäuble said the “unilateral decision by the US president will not in the least stop the global process; that everyone says ‘We’ll continue just like before, we must stand by Paris.’” He was “encouraged” by the fact that “the determination of the large majority in the world to now do more against climate change, rather grew.”

Watch the video of the interview in German here.

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