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G20: World Stands Firm on Climate Despite U.S. Pressure

In response to the close of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, Word Wildlife Fund issued the following statement from Lou Leonard, senior vice president of climate change and energy:


“The G20 was a gut check moment where the world stood firm on continued climate action, despite pressure from the Trump Administration. By reaffirming the Paris Agreement as irreversible and offering a concrete plan to implement it, world leaders made clear that they are looking forward, unwilling to retreat from gains made.


“These leaders stand with thousands of American businesses, colleges and universities, and state and local governments, who have made clear that they too remain committed to climate action, a clean energy economy and a safer future, regardless of what Washington does. Together, the leaders of the real economy in the United States and political leaders of the world's other largest economies are united in saying ‘We Are Still In.'