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Can a motley crew of countries grouping climate champions Germany and France with oil giants Russia and Saudi Arabia muster a joint defense of the Paris Agreement against Donald Trump?Climate champions among the bloc's developing country members need to be vocal supporters of Germany's bid to emerge from the summit Saturday with strong language on climate, observers say.Saudi Arabia and Russia, respectively involved in the crises in Qatar and Syria, may not wish to pick a new fight – on climate – at this point, observers say.Countries have also been negotiating the text of an "action plan" on climate and energy.Will 19 countries speak with one voice on climate?Will accommodations be made to America that there is a joint 20-member statement but with watered-down climate language?The G-20 represents about 85 percent of global GDP and 80 percent of energy-related CO2 emissions.In 2014, G-20 countries provided more than $230 billion in fossil fuel subsidies, it said.
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