Canada, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, wants a stronger and more ambitious climate pact to emerge from the G20 summit.
The two-day meeting’s final communiqué remained ambiguous regarding the timetable for countries to achieve net zero carbon emissions or phase out coal power.
However, Trudeau claims that the meeting made “great progress” by declaring that countries must strive to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
He says progress was also made in at least recognizing that phasing out the use of coal and methane is critical to the fight against climate change.
Trudeau says the fact that G20 leaders were able to meet in person for the first time in 18 months to focus on the issue was progress in itself.
He is heading from the G20 to Glasgow for the United Nations climate conference, known as COP26, and Trudeau says Canada will continue to work with like-minded partners to come up with more ambitious goals.
Source_ the Canadian press