Putin and Xi, who will not attend due to difficulties arising from the coronavirus, will be the big absentees, with Moscow and Beijing topping key positions in the G20, although they will follow the summit by videoconference.
Neither will Japan’s Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, since his country’s general election, nor will Mexico’s President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who does not take international trips and who was seconded to Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard.
The presence of Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, remains unknown, because despite his “intent” to attend the summit, his situation is complicated, having been accused of crimes against humanity for his handling of the pandemic.
Achieving a shared commitment to make zero emissions a reality no later than 2050 or 2060 is the big challenge for Italy at the G-20, which also co-chairs COP26 in Glasgow, which hopes the summit will mark a turning point that will be a repeat of the.. Scotland Climate Summit.
A few weeks ago, Draghi was able to organize an extraordinary meeting on Afghanistan to be able to focus in Rome on the climate, although recovery plans that allow to take advantage of the crisis as an opportunity to address global health challenges and help countries with fewer resources will also be discussed.
The meeting will also launch all the agreements obtained in the various G20s held this year, in particular the Health Agreement, in which it was agreed to favor global access to vaccines, and the financing, which was advanced in a global tax reform agreement, including the minimum rate corporate tax.
Tomorrow’s meeting of the Joint Group of Twenty on Health and Finance aims to close the remaining parties and set the conditions so that they can be included in the final declaration of the summit.
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