G20 in final push to reach deal on climate at Rome summit

THE G20 have teamed up to reach a meaningful deal on the global climate change crisis.

The leaders of the world’s richest economies are expected to make progress ahead of the COP26 summit in Glasgow, which begins on Sunday.

However, they have yet to announce any firm new commitments to reduce carbon emissions in the coming years.

The G20 group, made up of 19 countries and the European Union, accounts for 80% of the world’s emissions.

This year’s summit follows concern that multinational companies are re-routing their profits through low tax jurisdictions.

After years of talking, the planet is now at least 1.1C hotter than the pre-industrial level. Climate scientist want warming restricted to 1.5C to prevent climate catastrophe.

Sunday is dedicated to discussions on climate, with Britain’s Prince Charles due to address the group.

He is expected to urge leaders to take urgent action for the sake of future generations.


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