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G20 summit: It's Trump versus the rest again on climate change goal shift

Negotiators had worked through the night to try and reach agreement on the communique released Saturday after the G-20 summit

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US President Donald Trump holds a news conference on the final day of the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan. Photo: Reuters

Ilya Arkhipov and Gregory Viscusi | Bloomberg
President Donald Trump again split from other Group of 20 nations over climate change, with the US rebuffing the need for the Paris Agreement to reduce emissions.

Negotiators had worked through the night to try and reach agreement on the communique released Saturday after the G-20 summit. The so-called 19+1 formula on climate change is similar to what was agreed at the gathering last year in Argentina.

“The United States reiterates its decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement because it disadvantages American workers and taxpayers,” the document says. It also says the US “is a world leader in reducing emissions” and

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First Published: Jun 29 2019 | 2:16 PM IST

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