G20 Slam Protests but Find No US Consensus on Climate Change

Mrs May replied: "What we want to do is to ensure that we do get a good trade deal with the United States because that will be to the benefit of people here in the United Kingdom with prosperity, economic growth and jobs across the United Kingdom, but we will continue to press on the climate change agreement as well". "It's absolutely clear it is not a common position". The United States of America states it will endeavor to work closely with other countries to help them access and use fossil fuels more cleanly and efficiently and help deploy renewable and other clean energy sources, given the importance of energy access and security in their nationally determined contributions. French President Emmanuel Macon said there will be a new array of Paris climate talks on December 12.

In the runup to this summit, USA representatives objected to boilerplate language on free and open trade, and instead insisted on more emphasis on "fairness", code for precisely the unilateral actions that could trigger responses.

While attending the G20 Summit in Hamburg over the weekend, Macron tweeted Saturday that a new climate summit will take place on December 12.

The meeting did, however, provide an opportunity for Trump, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in to meet trilaterally and confirm their cooperation to address the North Korean threat.

President Donald Trump stood firm against the Paris Accord on Climate Change, making the United States the only nation of the G-20 Summit to do so.

"Reducing emissions is good for the economy and good for public health", Bloomberg said.

Governor of US state of California Jerry Brown and former Mayor of NY city Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday jointly launched a new initiative, known as "America's Pledge", to continue the cause set by the Paris Agreement on climate change. His comments were made as the group issued a statement calling on the G20 to push for implementation of the accord.

The Social Democrat will not resign despite criticism over handling of violent protests.

There's no official figure for the injured protesters but dozens are thought to have been hurt.

Trump's pulling out of the Paris agreement could have actually led to a stronger global climate change plan according to a report in the Time magazine. In the run up to the G20, reports indicated the United States had been making determined efforts to avoid becoming isolated at the summit in the way they had been in the recent statement by G7 environment ministers - specifically by attempting to persuade countries such as Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Indonesia and Russian Federation not to give strong backing to the Paris process.

However, following lengthy and fractious negotiations the rest of the G20 refused to accept the line and it was instead included in a paragraph outlining how the USA alone had announced it would "immediately cease the implementation of its current nationally-determined contribution". "That means Donald Trump is isolated".

In a statement for the coalition of pro-Paris Agreement signatories We Are Still In, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe challenged Trump's decision to retreat from the climate deal.

"The direction of travel toward clean energy is loud and clear".

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