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World Leaders Praise Paris Climate Pact as Trump Justifies Exit

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A family photo from the opening session of the G20 Riyadh Summit

A family photo from the opening session of the G20 Riyadh Summit

Source: Saudi G20 Presidency

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World leaders urged countries not to lose sight of climate goals in the coronavirus pandemic, endorsing the aims of the Paris agreement amid hopes that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will rejoin the accord.

Participants on the second day of a virtual Group of 20 summit discussed climate change in a session hosted by Saudi Arabia, holder of the forum’s presidency. The U.S. formally exited the Paris accord, which pledges limits on fossil-fuel pollution, earlier this month.