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Trump diverges with G20 partners on climate change, protectionism

2018-12-02 08:50:15       source:The Aljazeera

December 2, 2018

Leaders of the Group of 20 have found the minimum common ground to fix global economy after difficult, all-night talks in Argentina, but only 19 of them agreed to support the Paris agreement on climate. 

United States President Donald Trump diverged with his G20 partners at the summit in capital, Buenos Aires, as he refused to back the global action on climate change and by watering down past pledges to fight trade protectionism.

A final communique, adopted on Saturday, said all the other G20 members agreed to implement the "irreversible" Paris Agreement while respecting different paces of economic development.

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