French President Emmanuel Macron talks to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G20 summit on Saturday. After a leaders’ declaration was signed, Merkel said they had “succeeded after days and nights of negotiation”. Photo: AFP

G20 split as US refuses to sign joint statement on climate change

  • But there was no mention of unilateralism in the leaders’ declaration, despite Beijing’s focus on opposing it
  • Wrangling over the part on tackling greenhouse gas emissions continued into the early hours of Saturday
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French President Emmanuel Macron talks to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G20 summit on Saturday. After a leaders’ declaration was signed, Merkel said they had “succeeded after days and nights of negotiation”. Photo: AFP
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