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G20 Summit

G20 gets mixed marks on climate as India hails 'most vibrant' pact

Experts question weak pledge on fossil fuels, endorsement of carbon capture

Smoke rises from a coal-powered steel plant in India's eastern state of Jharkhand in 2021. G20 leaders agreed on pledges covering a wide range of climate-related issues -- from sustainable lifestyles to implementing energy transitions, delivering financial support and reducing disaster risks.   © AP

NEW DELHI -- Group of 20 leaders' commitments on climate and energy, hailed by host India as "one of the key achievements" of the summit, have received mixed responses from climate experts.

Observers welcomed enhanced recognition of financing needs and a stronger push for renewables, but called out weak political will for shifting away from oil and gas.

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