EU, U.S. Force Inclusion Of Climate Change On G20 Agenda Despite Australia’s Protests
By Lincoln Feast and Jane Wardell
BRISBANE, Australia, Nov 16 (Reuters) – The G20 communique will include a significant passage on climate change, EU officials said on Sunday, as the United States and other heavyweight nations override host Australia’s attempts to keep the issue off the formal agenda.
Much of the meeting of world leaders in Australia has been overshadowed by the crisis in Ukraine, with Western leaders warning Russian President Vladimir Putin that he risked more economic sanctions if he failed to end Russian backing for separatist rebels.
On Sunday, momentum swung back to other major concerns for the Group of 20 leading economies, including climate change.
That is something of an embarrassment for Australia, which had argued it was not a clear economic issue and so should not —> Read More Here