"At odds with Trump, emerging giants back Paris climate deal, free trade”
The BRICS group of powerful emerging economies add pressure on US President Donald Trump by urging an implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement at the G20 summit in Germany, news agency Reuters reports. In a joint communiqué issued by the Russian government, Brazil, Russia, China and India call on other G20 members to back the agreement rejected by the US administration and also to endorse open global trade, the article says. "We call upon the international community to jointly work towards implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change according to the principles of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including the principles of equity and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities," the document reads.
In a separate article, Reuters reports that Chinese president Xi Jinping said the agreement was “an important consensus that doesn't come easily and must not be given up easily.”
Find the communiqué issued by Russia in English here.