Australia PM’s resistance to climate action isolated country at G-20

Posted by Mike Confino, November 20, 2014

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Momentum for an international agreement on combating climate change at the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris gained pace last weekend at the annual G-20 summit despite resistance from Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

As the host nation, Australia defied pressure to include climate change as an agenda item — a move criticized by some of the world’s most influential leaders.

While the meetings, which bring together the heads of some of the world’s largest global economies, achieved the objectives of reaching consensus on increasing global economic growth and new regulations on international tax avoidance, they were overshadowed by pressure on Australia to do more to address climate change.

via Australia PM’s resistance to climate action isolated country at G-20 | Al Jazeera America.

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