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Climate: Can G19 hold firm against Trump’s G1?

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A demonstrator wears a ‘Planet Earth First’ transfer on her cheek during a demonstration called by several NGOs ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg on July 2, 2017. John Macdougall/AFP

The G20 group of major economies gathers in Hamburg amid a storm of geopolitical crises threatening to push climate change down the agenda

PARIS, France (Jul. 5, 2017) — Can a motley crew of countries grouping climate champions Germany and France with oil giants Russia and Saudi Arabia muster a joint defense of the Paris Agreement against Donald Trump? Continue reading Climate: Can G19 hold firm against Trump’s G1?

Global companies pledge transparency on climate risk

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CLEAN ENERGY. This photo taken on June 7, 2017 shows workers at the world’s largest floating solar power plant in a lake in Huainan, in China’s central Anhui province. Stringer/AFP

Recommendations by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures should help shareholders determine if businesses are aligned with the global shift toward a low-carbon economy

PARIS, France (Jun. 29, 2017) — Multinationals worth $3.5 trillion and financial institutions managing $25 trillion in assets pledged on Thursday, June 29, to follow new guidelines for disclosing exposure to climate change risk in both operations and investments. Continue reading Global companies pledge transparency on climate risk

Merkel to put climate change at centre of G20 talks after Trump’s Paris pullout

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The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, welcomes the president of the European council, Donald Tusk, in Berlin before a meeting with European G20 heads of state. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

German chancellor says Trump administration’s decision to quit Paris climate agreement means EU must show leadership on issue

June 29, 2017 — Tackling climate change will be one of the central tasks of the upcoming Hamburg G20 summit of the world’s largest economies, the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, said on Thursday, following the US withdrawal from the Paris climate pact. Continue reading Merkel to put climate change at centre of G20 talks after Trump’s Paris pullout