Cli­mate on G20 list

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

BER­LIN: Tack­ling cli­mate change will be a cen­tral task of the up­com­ing Ham­burg G20 sum­mit of the world’s largest economies, Ger­man Chan­cel­lor An­gela Merkel told MPs yes­ter­day, fol­low­ing the with­drawal by the US from the Paris cli­mate pact.

Merkel said the cli­mate change scep­ti­cism of the US ad­min­is­tra­tion of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump made it all the more im­por­tant for the EU to show lead­er­ship.

“Since the US de­cided to quit the Paris agree­ment, we are more de­ter­mined than ever to make it suc­cess­ful. We can­not wait un­til the last per­son on earth has been con­vinced of the sci­en­tific proof,” she added.

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