Leaked Draft of G20 Decisions Shows Commitment on Climate Change, Clean Energy

The G20 at an earlier meeting

The WWF has leaked a document that is called "Preamble, Context and Decisions - June 11, 2010" for the G20 Conference happening this weekend in Fortress Toronto. Key environmental takeaways include that they will do what they say they will do, something Canada in particular has not been good at:

We are determined to be accountable for the commitments we have made, and will instruct our Ministers and officials to take all necessary steps to implement them fully within agreed timelines.

But it gets better, with some commitments regarding clean energy and climate change:

We reiterate our commitment to a green recovery and to sustainable global
growth, including through investments in clean energy. We reaffirm our resolve to address climate change and to continue to engage constructively in the negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change towards a post-2012 climate change regime with the participation of all major economies. We thank Mexico for undertaking to host the sixteenth Conference of the Parties (COP 16) in Cancun from November 29 to December 10, 2010.

We reviewed progress made to date in identifying inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption and we agree to continue working to develop voluntary, member-specific approaches for for the rationalization and phase out of such measures.

Read the whole thing here.


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