Less than 100 days until Glasgow Climate Summit starts. The world largest emitters agreed to submit 1.5C aligned 2030 and long-term climate plans by the next UN Climate Summit at the G20 Climate and Energy Ministers meeting in Naples. Coal phase-out and climate finance remain outstanding issues that the world’s richest countries will need to resolve ahead of COP26. Here are the top G20 stories from the past week:

G20 Plans

G20 agrees statement on environment, struggles over climate progress

G20 agrees environment statement, struggles over climate progress
Italy struggles to break a stalemate between rich nations and emerging economies over who will foot the bill for cutting emissions and adapting to worsening climate impacts

A Climate Agenda for the G20

A Climate Agenda for the G20 | by Luca Bergamaschi - Project Syndicate
What happens at this month’s G20 meetings will play a major role in determining whether November’s UN climate-change conference produces the ambitious emissions-reduction targets and climate-finance pledges the world needs. Unfortunately, the G20 has a long record of big talk and little action.

Plans of four G20 states are threat to global climate pledge, warn scientists

Plans of four G20 states are threat to global climate pledge, warn scientists
‘Disastrous’ energy policies of China, Russia, Brazil and Australia could stoke 5C rise in temperatures if adopted by the rest of the world

Countries Have 100 Days Before a Landmark Climate Conference. Will They Come Together in Time?

Countries Have 100 Days Before a Landmark Climate Conference. Will They Come Together in Time?
Going into this week's talks, just over 100 days before the Glasgow summit, the world seemed to be on the verge of blowing the opportunity for it's last, best chance to avoid the worst effects of climate change.

Fraught G20 meeting on new climate targets highlights divisions