India’s G20 presidency may end without consensus on key climate issues

Despite intense negotiations over the past year, the largest economies in the world have not found common ground on how best to tackle the climate crisis.

India’s presidency of the Group of 20—an intergovernmental forum of countries that have two-thirds of the world's population—will reach its climax in September as global leaders flock to New Delhi for their annual summit.

The capital has been suitably decked out with a facelift as the city prepares to welcome the likes of US President Joe Biden, Chinese President Xi Jinping, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen.

The G20 leaders summit, which begins on 9 September, will be the culmination of talks under India’s presidency that …

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Azman Usmani

Azman writes on climate change, ESG, and how a warming world impacts businesses and people alike. Prior to The Morning Context, he led climate coverage at BloombergQuint, where he started his career as a desk writer.

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