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29 Jun 2019

May urges leaders to do more on climate change at G20

The Prime Minister has used her last major international summit to urge leaders to do more on climate change.

Speaking at the G20 summit in Japan, Theresa May called on other countries to “raise their ambition” and copy the UK by aiming for net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Her words came as Donald Trump confirmed that the US would not sign up to climate change commitments agreed by the 19 other nations in the G20.

But the US President did say that he would resume trade talks with China, easing long-running tensions over tariffs.