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by Wendy Frew, Australia editor BBC Online and Marie McInerney

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by Wendy Frew, Australia editor BBC Online and Marie McInerney

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G20 summit Can they ignore climate change

Australia wants this year’s G20 summit to be all about strengthening the private sector and creating jobs. But it’s more likely to go down in history as the meeting that avoided discussing arguably the world’s biggest economic conundrum – climate change.

The world’s most powerful economies are well known for talking big but doing little at their annual meetings. It’s a reputation Prime Minister Tony Abbott hopes to shift this year, as Australia hosts the latest summit this weekend in Brisbane – the culmination of its year-long G20 presidency.The presidency is a valuable opportunity for Australia to influence the world’s economic agenda and to strengthen its relationships with other major economies.

Available at: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-30034600 

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