The G20 summit did not live up to the expectations of the leaders of the countries participating in the group. About it stated UN Secretary General António Guterres.
“I am leaving Rome with unsatisfied hopes. At least they are not permanently buried, “Guterres wrote on Twitter, noting that he welcomed the” renewed G20 commitment to finding global solutions. ” He expressed hope for more fruitful cooperation between the leaders of the countries during the next UN conference to be held in Glasgow.
Greenpeace International CEO Jennifer Morgan also expressed regret The “untimely” outcome of the G20 summit.
“If the G20 summit was a dress rehearsal for the climate conference in Glasgow, then world leaders have forgotten the right words. Their communique turned out to be weak, devoid of ambition and vision, and simply out of place, “Morgan told Bloomberg.
Following the talks, representatives of the G20 agreed achieve “global carbon neutrality” by the middle of the 21st century and stop government funding of coal energy abroad. At the same time, “the middle of the XXI century” is not indicated by a date in the document, and the goals for the abandonment of carbon energy within the countries are not described in any way.
Basically, the communiqué of the group’s leaders echoes the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.
As a reminder, the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change has opened in Glasgow. More than 100 heads of state and government will take part in it. It is expected that the conference participants will take on tougher commitments to combat global warming.