BERLIN, July 14 (Xinhua) — The German government is placing high hopes in the UN global climate conference to be held in Bonn later this year, describing the event as the “most important climate conference since Paris” on Friday.
Jochen Flasbarth, German secretary of state for the environment, said that the United States’ decision to abandon the Paris climate accord gave the meeting in Bonn between Nov. 6 and 17 added significance.
“Bonn will be at the center of world events in November,” Flasbarth said. The key question was whether the momentum of Paris could be saved despite Washington’s abandonment of the climate deal.
U.S. President Donald Trump was isolated with his position on climate change at the recent G20 summit in Hamburg. All other heads of state in attendance, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to join forces in reducing CO2 emissions caused by human activity.
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