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At G-20, deals struck on climate and taxes, but skeptics doubt their reach

People participate in a climate-oriented protest during the G-20 summit in Rome. (Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images)
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“Group of 20” leaders, representing the world’s largest economies, convened for a climate-focused second day of a two-day summit, before heading to Glasgow, Scotland, for a major climate conference.

Here’s what to know

  • The leaders discussed what wealthy countries owe poorer ones that are trying to develop in a climate-friendly way and that may already be feeling the devastating impacts of climate change.
  • Leaders announced a major deal on coal plants and another on corporate taxes, but skeptics said national interests could undermine those agreements.
  • President Biden met with individual country leaders and held a news conference before leaving for Glasgow.