"Climate Change Financing Dropped From G20 Draft Statement"

"Opposition from the United States, Saudi Arabia and others has forced Germany to drop a reference to financing programs to combat climate change from the draft communique at a G20 finance and central bankers meeting.

A G20 official taking part in the meeting said on Friday that efforts by the German G20 presidency to keep the wording on climate change financing had run into resistance.

'Climate change is out for the time being,' said the official, who asked not to be named."

Jan Strupczewski and Michael Nienaber report for Reuters March 17, 2017.

Source: Reuters, 03/20/2017