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Study reveals G20 nations increased fossil fuel investments in 2022, defying climate goals

Amid the upcoming G20 summit in New Delhi, where global leaders are poised to deliberate on critical topics including climate change, a study reveals a conflicting trend. Attending countries had substantially increased financial support for fossil fuels in 2022, which is in glaring contradiction to achieving the climate objectives set by the Paris Agreement, claims the study. Conducted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the study found that G20 member countries extended an all-time high of $1.4 trillion in public funds to bolster the fossil fuel industry in 2022.

September 1, 2023