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G20の主要議題から気候変動が消えた 何故だ、これを日本メディアが無視するのは何故だ

(6.28 18:15更新)

G20大阪サミットに関する日本の報道、気候変動に触れるものは、私が知るかぎり、また今までのところ、皆無である。トランプ=安倍を忖度してのことこか。欧米の論調との違いが際立っている。

G20 気候変動との闘いの約束をプレイ・ダウン 日本が米国の圧力に屈する 時評日日 19.6.26

 

G20 cannot run away from climate change,FT.com,19.6.28

Europe is in meltdown. A heatwave spread across the continent this week, thermometers soared past 40C as temperatures broke new records. Schools close to Paris were forced to close; Germany introduced speed restrictions on its autobahns; and a Spanish meteorologist tweeted a map of the country’s weather forecast with the caption: “Hell is coming.”

Temperatures are likewise running high in the climate change debate ahead of the G20 meeting in Osaka. Japan is set to omit references to “global warming” and decarbonisation” from a G20 communiqué in a bid to please the US. This comes just days after four central European states — Estonia, Czech Republic, Poland and Bulgaria — stopped the EU from committing to a 2050 net zero carbon emissions target last week. Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, is helping to prevent publication of a report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Last week Republican senators in Oregon fled the state to block the passage of a landmark bill that would commit the state, like neighbouring California, to ambitious reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. School strikes by teenagers and direct action, such as that by Extinction Rebellion, who demand governments “tell the truth”, have become a regular occurrence in recent months. At the same time, so have protests by France’s gilets jaunes, who oppose increases in fuel taxes.

 

Climate change is likely to take a back seat at the G-20 summit. Here’s why.,The Washington Post,19.6.27

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Climate change has traditionally been a key item on the agenda at Group of 20 summits. This year, even as host nation Japan pledges to lead on the issue, experts worry that no notable action will be taken by the leaders of the world’s wealthiest nations.

The pessimism stems from signals that have already been sent ahead of the conference, set to begin Friday in the Japanese city of Osaka. Experts on climate change say the Trump administration’s climate skepticism, coupled with President Trump’s readiness to start trade wars, has caused world leaders to carefully avoid running afoul of Washington’s position on the issue.

For countries looking to remain in Trump’s good graces, toning down their rhetoric on climate change appears to be a necessary sacrifice, said Stewart Patrick, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Japan and the United States are engaged in trade talks, and Japan hopes to stave off tariffs on its auto sector. Trade and security concerns may be outranking environmental priorities, Patrick said.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised his country will lead on the issue, but ahead of this year’s G-20 summit, Japan drafted a relatively tepid conference communique, the Financial Times reported earlier this week. The document is softer on climate change than previous G-20 statements, leaving out the phrases “global warming” and “decarbonization.”

 

The Guardian view of the Osaka G20 summit: bad as he is, Trump is not the only problem | Editorial,The Guardian,19.6.28

The climate crisis underlines the need for effective global economic leadership. The US president makes this harder, but so do China and several others

Ever since the G20 of leading global economies was founded, its summits have mostly been convergent occasions, marked by attempts to find common ground and remembered for nothing more unseemly than a bit of jostling among the heads of government to be on the front row of the group photograph. Japan’s prime minister Shinzō Abe clearly takes this traditional view about the G20 summit which he will host in Osaka on Friday and Saturday. “We want to make it a meeting that focuses on where we can agree and cooperate rather than highlighting differences,” he said recently.

But there is a balloon-puncturing problem with Mr Abe’s approach, and it answers to the name of Donald Trump. If there is one issue on which this year’s summit clearly ought to be showing global leadership, it is the climate crisis. The subject is indeed on the Osaka agenda but, in spite of efforts by countries including France, there is no prospect of serious or effective action. That is no surprise from a group of nations which almost tripled the subsidies they gave to coal-fired power plants between 2013 and 2017, with China, India and Japan itself leading the way. But it is Mr Trump’s decision to walk away from climate accords and to back fossil fuels that creates the wider permission for these other terrible derelictions.

 

Emmanuel Macron fixe une « ligne rouge » sur le climat avant le G20 d’Osaka,Le monde,19.6.27

マクロン仏大統領 気候変動との闘いの野心が守れないならG20大阪サミット宣言に署名しないと警告

Le chef de l’Etat a averti que la France ne signerait pas la déclaration du sommet qui s’ouvre vendredi si elle ne défendait pas « l’ambition climatique ».

La perspective d’une déclaration finale édulcorée sur le réchauffement climatique lors du G20 d’Osaka, qui ouvre vendredi, a poussé Emmanuel Macron à envoyer un message de fermeté pour le premier jour de sa visite officielle au Japon, mercredi 26 juin. Le président français a averti que la France fixait une « ligne rouge » sur le climat et qu’elle ne signerait pas la déclaration du sommet du G20 si elle ne défendait pas « l’ambition climatique ».

Concernant « la bataille climatique, je le dis avec beaucoup de force, j’ai entendu beaucoup dire : “J’ai des lignes rouges.” Il y a beaucoup de gens maintenant qui ne veulent plus signer des communiqués en G7 ou en G20 parce qu’il y a des lignes rouges. Moi, j’en ai une : si on ne parle pas de l’accord de Paris et si pour se mettre d’accord dans une salle à vingt on n’est plus capables de défendre l’ambition climatique, ce sera sans la France. C’est simple », a-t-il déclaré lors d’un discours prononcé devant la communauté française du Japon.

 

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