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07 Jun 2017

“G20 is not a climate conference”

NDR 90,3

It is impossible to predict the climate policy results of the G20 summit in July after the US decision to leave the Paris Agreement, said German government spokesperson Steffen Seibert in an interview with public radio broadcaster NDR 90,3. But it is “useful” and “indispensable” to bring the 20 leaders to the table in Hamburg. “Strictly speaking, G20 is not a climate conference. At the end of the year we’ll have the UN climate conference in Bonn […] and we will put a lot of energy into getting results that support the implementation of the Paris Agreement,” said Seibert.

Listen to the interview in German here.

For background, read the CLEW articles German reactions to US decision to withdraw from Paris Agreement and Germany, China urge US to remain in climate agreement.

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