G20 SUMMIT: Despair Lingers Regarding Lasting Solutions For Carbon Emissions And Covid 19 Jabs

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By SMN Reporter

ROME, Italy-SHIFTMEDIA- Fears are high that the G20 2021 summit that opened in Rome today may yield no much results regarding combating climatic change and providing solutions for the covid 19 vaccine disparities.

The two day summit, the first face to face since the pandemic struck two years ago will seek to resolve the current challenge of climatic change amidst the global economic challenge caused by Covid 19.

Also top on the agenda is the issue of the Covid 19 vaccine divergence between developed and development nations.

G20 Finance and Health Ministers demanded in an earlier meeting that 70% of the world’s population be vaccinated against the Covid 19 in the next eight months. Though this still remains a ‘hard nut’ to crack.

Why this remains a hurdle is the issue raised by the International Monetary Fund boss Kristalina Georgieva regarding the shortfall of $20 billion needed to meet this task.

The G20 summit comes at the backdrop of the United Nations COP26 Climate Summit that opens tomorrow (Sunday) in Glasgow Scotland.

The summit seeks to press global carbon emitters China and the United States to come clear regarding finding lasting solutions to carbon emissions.

China remits at least 27% of the global carbon from its scores of industrial plants followed by the US that accounts for about 11% of the gas emissions.

Italian Prime Minister Mario Graghi will host the G20 top industrialized nations’ meeting though leaders from China (President Xi Jinping), Japan, Russia (Vladimir Putin), Mexico and Saudi Arabia have shunned the summit.

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres who is in Rome challenged the G20 leaders to overcome dangerous levels of mistrust between developed and developing nations so as to avoid a climatic catastrophe.

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