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G20 Summit 2017: Joint statement exposes climate policy divide with US

Merkel said she was pleased all club members besides the US had agreed to follow the Paris accord

Paul Carrel & Noah Barkin | Reuters  |  Hamburg 

The final statement from Group of 20 leaders on Saturday exposed a divide between the United States and other G20 members on the Paris accord aimed at combating climate change. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, hosting the two-day G20 summit, said she was pleased all club members besides the United States had agreed the Paris climate accord was irreversible. “I think it’s very clear that we could not reach consensus, but the differences were not papered over, they were clearly stated,” Merkel told reporters at the end of the two-day meeting. She said she did ...

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First Published: Sun, July 09 2017. 00:01 IST