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G20 summit showed international climate action really is 'Trump- proof'

Katrin Riegger
| 12th July 2017
The G19 pro-climate coalition which agreed both an energy and climate action plan and important steps to help reorient private capital flows and business strategies towards a new sustainable direction has been deemed a success by many environmentalists, writes KATRIN RIEGGER (who was present at the conference for the Ecologist). But others say these agreements still do not go far enough and want to see global leaders adopting even more ambitious strategies to cut emissions and achieve the agreed goals of the Paris Agreement

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With this lot, what do you expect? At the G20 Turkey Leaders Summit (L-R) Jean-Claude Juncker, David Cameron, Donald Tusk. Photo: European Council President via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA).

Weeks before COP21, G20 fail the climate challenge

Oliver Tickell
| 16th November 2015
In the run-up to the COP21 climate summit in Paris the G20's Antalya Communiqué is weaker on climate, fossil fuel subsidies and support for renewable energy than the G20's 2009 Pittsburgh Statement made shortly before the failed COP15 in Copenhagen six years ago.

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Loadsamoney !!! For the fossil fuel industry, that is. Renewables are left out in the cold. Photo: Helen Keegan via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA).

UK's £10 billion a year fossil fuel subsidies - and rising!

The Ecologist
| 12th November 2015
In 2009 G20 nations pledged to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies. But they are still supporting them with $452 billion a year. Worst offenders include the UK, the only G7 country that's ramping up its fossil fuel spending; and Turkey, host of tomorrow's G20 summit, which plans to double its CO2 emissions with a huge new fleet of coal power plants.

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Climate Camp

Amelia Gregory
| 9th April 2009
The plan was a simple one: Climate Camp would "swoop" onto the main road on Bishopsgate directly outside the European Climate Exchange (the biggest carbon trading hub in the world) on April 1st, just as the G20 circus rolled into town. But we were never sure precisely how it would work.

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Climate Camp comes to The City

Peter McDonnell
| 16th March 2009
'If you liked sub-prime, you'll love carbon trading!' Join the Camp for Climate Action on the 1st of April as they set up in the Square Mile to greet global leaders and remind them that climate change must remain on the agenda

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