“Front against Trump crumbles”
Japan and Great Britain did not sign a joint statement with France, Germany and Italy in reaction to the US decision to leave the Paris Agreement, and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau proposed to strike the references to the Paris Agreement from the upcoming G20 communiqué in a telephone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week, reports Der Spiegel. “This shows that Germany’s options in international politics remain limited,” writes Der Spiegel. Merkel had hoped to use Germany's G20 presidency to achieve further progress curbing climate change. It remains unclear whether all other G20 members will sign the G20 Action Plan on Climate and Energy for Growth (as reported by Clean Energy Wire), initiated by the German G20 presidency, writes Der Spiegel.
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.