epa05615692 The sun rises behind a coal-fired power station in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany, 03 November 2016.  EPA/JULIAN†STRATENSCHULTE

G20 countries spend almost four times more on fossil fuels than on clean energy

$18.7 billion

The G20 countries publicly financed $71.8 billion in fossil fuel production annually between 2013 and 2015, almost four times more than the $18.7 billion spent on clean energy production.

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epa05615692 The sun rises behind a coal-fired power station in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany, 03 November 2016.  EPA/JULIAN†STRATENSCHULTE
$18.7 billion

Leaders of the world’s 20 biggest economies are gathered for a summit in Hamburg, where climate change is one of the main topics of discussion.

epa05615692 The sun rises behind a coal-fired power station in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany, 03 November 2016.  EPA/JULIAN†STRATENSCHULTE
$18.7 billion

But critics say that while those leaders defend the fight against climate change in public, their public spending on energy shows otherwise.

epa05615692 The sun rises behind a coal-fired power station in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany, 03 November 2016.  EPA/JULIAN†STRATENSCHULTE
$18.7 billion

Public spending on fossil fuels

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