G20 sets meet focusing on climate change, sustainable water usage


A two-day meeting of Group of 20 (G20) member state environment ministers in Naples, Italy, starting Thursday is set to focus on climate change and sustainable water use.

According to a G20 statement, key topics of the discussion will include: “combating climate change, accelerating the ecological transition, making financial flows consistent with the (2015) Paris Agreement objectives, opportunities for sustainable and inclusive recovery enabled by innovative technological solutions of the energy sector, and building smart, resilient and sustainable cities.”

Murat Kurum, Turkey’s environment, and urbanization minister, will also attend the meeting and speak to his global counterparts about Turkey’s work on the environment, climate, and energy.

Kurum also is expected to hold talks with his counterparts.

The G20 leaders’ summit is set for Oct. 30-31 in Rome.

The G20 – made up of the 19 countries with the world’s largest economies, plus the European Union – includes Turkey, Germany, the US, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia, France, South Africa, South Korea, India, the UK, Italy, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and the European Union, as well as the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

“The G20 is the international forum that brings together the world’s major economies. Its members account for more than 80 percent of world GDP, 75 percent of global trade, and 60 percent of the population of the planet,” according to the forum’s website.

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