Skipping deadline on Paris Agreement on climate change

Despite pressure from the US and China, the final G20 communique has skipped any mention of the December 2016 deadline for member-countries to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change. It has also avoided specifying a date for ending fossil fuel subsidies.

Both the moves were strongly opposed by India during the three-day meetings of negotiators before the leaders’ summit on September 4-5. Indian opposed early ratification of the Paris deal.