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Gist of joint statement by G-20 environment, energy ministers

  • June 16, 2019
  • , Kyodo News , 6:04 p.m.
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KARUIZAWA, Japan — The following is the gist of a joint communique issued by the Group of 20 environment and energy ministers after their two-day meeting that ended Sunday in the Japanese town of Karuizawa.

 

The G-20:

 

— agrees to create an international framework to reduce plastic pollution in the ocean.

 

— stresses the importance of realizing a virtuous cycle of environmental protection and economic growth.

 

— suggests members, excluding the United States, reaffirm their commitment to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change.

 

— emphasizes the importance of preventing energy supply disruptions and facilitating stable markets.

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