Watch G20 Live: Trump And Putin, Merkel And More Discuss Climate And Gather For Summit

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Argentinia's President Mauricio Macri, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Donald Trump and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. John MACDOUGALL/POOL/Reuters

The G20 summit, where 20 of the world's largest economies converge in Hamburg for a two-day meeting, promises to be higher-stakes than normal this year.

If you want to follow all the action from the mainstream conference agenda, you can do so here:

Highlights include a session in which leaders are set to discuss climate-related issues at 08.30 EST.

Climate policy is likely to be one of the major flashpoints at the summit this year; it's the area in which the U.S. is most isolated. Trump announced in June, to the frustration of European leaders, that the U.S would pull out of the Paris climate accord, agreed in 2015 and aimed at reducing global carbon emissions before reaching crisis point.

It's not clear how much progress will be made at this summit between Trump and the like of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, both of whom place tackling climate change at the center of their public platforms.

But if divisions between the U.S. and Europe cannot be bridged, the balance of power may begin to shift eastward. China, in particular, has committed to tackling the problem, and may come to take more of a leadership role as America retreats.

There's a lot of attention, too, on the meeting of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, scheduled for 09.45 ET on Friday.

The two men will sit across the table from each other for the first time, with the issue of possible collaboration in Syria on the agenda and big question marks over whether Trump will raise allegations—denied by Putin—of Russian interference in the U.S. elections.

The meeting is on the sidelines rather than part of the mainstream agenda, so if you want to see what coverage is available, the best bet is to head to rolling news outlets such as the BBC