World leaders are getting ready to take part in the G20 Summit this year’s edition. With all the global issues that gathered up recently, this meeting is expected to tackle numerous sensitive topics. One of them will be environmental causes. Chancellor Angela Merkel has already promised to be an advocate for global environmental targets that Trump administration perceive as trivial.
Chancellor Angela Merkel Will Act as an Advocate for Paris Environmental Targets
The United States was identified as the second largest source of pollution in the world. However, its leaders chose to withdraw from the Paris agreement table of negotiations. Despite this gesture coming from a world leader, Chancellor Angela Merkel reinforced the commitment of the E.U. for these environmental targets. There were 195 countries that signed this accord in an attempt to curb global warming by cutting down on greenhouse gases.
“Since the U.S. announced that it would exit the Paris agreement, we cannot expect any easy talks in Hamburg.”
As a consequence, Merkel announced openly that she is going to advocate this environmentalist cause at the G20 summit. The grand event will take place on July 7-8 in Hamburg, Germany. This makes Merkel the host of the meeting which places more responsibilities on her shoulders.
Donald Trump Withdrew from the Paris Agreement on June 1 for the Sake of U.S. Economy
The world’s most powerful economies will join this event to tackle international financial stability among others. There will be numerous important participants such as Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Theresa May, Justin Trudeau, and others.
President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris agreement on June 1. His reasoning resorted to the growth of the U.S. economy which is endangered by the efforts to transition to a clean energy industry. He stated that according to some reports, America would lose $3 trillion in GDP and 6.5 million jobs. At the same time, competition such as China and India is gaining territory thanks to more indulgent terms of the treaty.
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