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20 most important leaders in the world gather in Rome to address solutions to climate change

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About 20 most important leaders in the world gathered in Rome on Saturday to address solutions to climate change, this is their first gathering ever since the appearance of the coronavirus, under pressure to send a strong signal against global warming on the eve of COP26 in Glasgow.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres said yesterday that the world leaders still have time to get things back on track and the G20 summit is an opportunity for that.

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi arriving at the G20 leaders' meeting in Rome

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi arriving at the G20 leaders’ meeting in Rome

 

“We still have time to get things back on track and this G20 meeting is an opportunity,”

He warned world leaders of the serious risk of failing to attend the summit.

The climate is at the center of the agenda of the G20 summit, scheduled until Sunday in the Eternal City, which will also address the fight against covid-19 and will have parallel meetings of interest, such as that of the leaders of Argentina and the International Monetary Fund .

Before the meeting, there was a protest by people who cut the street around the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and were evicted by the police.

Both local unions, extreme left groups and the Fridays for Future group had called various demonstrations, for which the Italian government deployed 5,000 members of the forces of order.

Throughout the days of activities, and in the full renegotiation of its debt, the Argentine president, Alberto Fernández, will hold a meeting with the managing director of the IMF, Kristalina Georgieva , after talking with the leaders of Germany, Spain and the institutions of the European Union (EU).

“If we still do not close an agreement [with the IMF] it is because we are not going to kneel,” said Fernández on Wednesday, who, along with Brazilian Jair Bolsonaro, will be the only leaders from Latin America present in Rome in the absence of Mexican Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

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