“UN agreements for climate and sustainability a G20 core responsibility – with or without Trump”
An international group of 45 private foundations and philanthropic organisations has called on the G20 to make the implementation of the UN agreements on climate protection and sustainability their core responsibility. “If necessary, this must be enforced without the agreement of US President Trump,” the group said in a press release. Speaking at a conference of the F20 Foundation Platform in Hamburg, German environment minister Barbara Hendricks voiced optimism that the G20 could still achieve “a good result” on climate and environmental issues, “despite the adverse global political circumstances”. At the meeting of the G7 group in Sicily, six of the seven countries showed they understood that forceful action on climate change was important to keep their economies competitive, she said, adding that President Trump might still realise that leaving the Paris climate agreement was a “shot in the foot”.
Find CLEW’s full background on the Hamburg summit in the dossier G20 2017 - Climate and energy at the Hamburg summit.
The Clean Energy Wire’s funders – the Stiftung Mercator and the European Climate Foundation – are part of the F20 Foundation Platform.