US President Joe Biden has blamed China and Russia for the disappointment of many climate activists with the resolutions of the G-20 summit. The disappointment was due to the fact that the two countries had shown no willingness to make any commitments in terms of climate protection, said Biden on Sunday after the two-day summit in Rome. “There is a reason for people to be disappointed. I found that disappointing myself. “
Nevertheless, the group of leading economic powers made “significant progress” with a view to the climate conference in Glasgow. But more has to happen. But above all you have to look at “what China does not do, what Russia does not do and what Saudi Arabia does not do”.
The leading economic powers were unable to agree on ambitious common climate goals at their G-20 summit in Rome, Italy on Sunday. The final declaration contains neither a specific target date for the important carbon dioxide neutrality nor for the phase-out from coal-fired power generation. Climate protectors had sharply criticized that.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping did not travel to Rome for the summit, but were only connected via video.
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