Guest essay by Eric Worrall

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s efforts to present a united front against President Trump’s climate skepticism took a blow today, with the British government admitting that climate is not on their list of key objectives for the G20 conference.

Climate change not an objective for UK at G20 as Theresa May meets Donald Trump

The Prime Minister has not made the environment one of her four key priorities

Jon Stone Hamburg @joncstone Friday 7 July 2017 08:43 BST

The Prime Minister has been accused of a “dereliction of duty” after revealing that climate change has been excluded from her top priorities at this weekend’s G20 summit.

Theresa May left it off her list of key objectives despite the issue likely becoming the central task of the meeting of world leaders, following Donald Trump’s decision to quit the Paris Agreement on climate change.

… a senior UK Government official revealed the British G20 delegation’s four objectives would not include the issue.

Instead, Ms May will focus on cutting off terrorist financing, global migration, modern slavery and “making the global economy work for everyone”.

Green party co-leader Caroline Lucas MP told The Independent: “It’s extremely disappointing that…