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G20 agrees to pursue tripling renewables capacity

10 September, 2023

G20 leaders have agreed to pursue tripling renewable energy capacity globally by 2030 and accepted the need to phase-down unabated coal power, but stopped short of setting major climate goals.

The world’s 20 major economies have had disagreements on commitments to reduce fossil fuel use, cut green house gas emissions and increase renewable energy targets. One such sticking point was a proposal by Western countries to triple renewable energy capacity by 2030 and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2035, which was opposed by Russia, China, Saudi Arabia and India during sherpa level meetings, three officials told Reuters news agency.

– Al Jazeera