Senior officials from the G20 major economies are meeting for climate talks on the resort island of Bali, with Indonesia urging joint action to cut emissions.
Jakarta urges G20 action on climate change
Officials from the Group of 20 major economies are meeting for climate talks on the resort island of Bali, with host Indonesia warning that failure to work together to cut emissions will push the planet toward “uncharted territory”.
Indonesia’s Environment Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar said on Wednesday that countries must jointly arrest global warming or see the planet pushed to a point “where no future will be sustainable”.
“It is our responsibility to the be part of the solution. We build bridges, not walls,” she said.
The G20 climate meeting comes as extreme weather events – fires, floods and heatwaves – pummel parts of the world, including unprecedented flooding in Pakistan in recent weeks that has killed at least 1000 people.