G20 leaders criticised over 'empty' green pledges

Leaders of the world's 20 largest economies meeting in Seoul, South Korea, last week have again failed to take concrete measures on green growth and climate, according to Greenpeace. Previous environmental pledges are not being followed through, it said.

Among other things, the G20 came under fire for not acting quickly enough on a commitment to phase out fossil fuel subsidies. A policy declaration released on Friday reiterates this commitment but gives no timeline for eliminating such subsidies.

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