BADEN BADEN, Germany, March 17 World financial
leaders have dropped a reference to financing climate change
from their draft communique, said an official taking part in a
meeting of finance ministers and central bankers of the Group of
20 leading economies.
At their last meeting in July 2016 in the Chinese city of
Chengdu, the G20 financial leaders said they encouraged all
signatories of the Paris Agreement on climate change to bring
the deal into force as soon as possible.
"Climate change is out for the time being," said the
official, who asked not to be named.
U.S. President Donald Trump has called global warming a
"hoax" concocted by China to hurt U.S. industry and vowed to
unpick the Paris climate accord that is supposed to curb rising
(Reporting By Jan Strupczewski; Editing by Gareth Jones)