A campaign group has likened the G20’s actions to be being “drunk at a wedding”.
A campaign, launched this week by global civic movement Avaaz, is calling for leaders to address “the $40billion Green Climate Fund shortfall and agree to extend and expand it beyond 2020”.
Alex Wilks, campaign director of Avaaz said: “When it comes to action on eliminating dirty fossil fuel funding, the G20 is like a drunk at a wedding, it is charming and enthusiastic at night then can’t remember a thing the next day. With two weeks to go to the Paris climate summit, leaders need to switch dirty billions from fossil fuels and need to support vulnerable communities facing climate change devastation.”
Avaaz is also campaigning for an end to what it dubs an “incredible $452bilion paid out in fossil fuel subsidies” and the development of a timetable to phase out the financial support.
The G20 summit is being held in Turkey.
It will be followed by climate change talks in Paris.