July 2, 2022

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G7 ministers snatch progress for climate change

They wanted to come up with a collective response “Three global crises” Climate change, biodiversity erosion and pollution. At a meeting in Berlin on Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27, the G7 Ministers for Climate, Energy and the Environment made progress in the fight against these dangers posed by human activities. “A severe impact on the planet, life and livelihood”.

Seven major powers (Germany, Canada, USA, France, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom) have pledged to carbonate for the first time. “Majority” Their power sector by 2035. To achieve this goal, nations are committed “Supporting Global Coal Outflow Speed”The main cause of global warming, and “Rapid development of technologies and policies needed to transition to clean energy”As they mention In their joint press release.

“This decision represents a major step forward.”, Welcomes David Ryfish, Head of International Policy, Germanwatch, a German NGO. In the current geopolitical context “Tense” As war and energy prices rise in Ukraine, this group of countries is responsible for more than a quarter of the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions. ” Has clearly emerged in favor of renewable energy and energy efficiency rather than fossil fuels. “He believes.

“Coal is over”

Stephen Crusad, France’s climate ambassador, demonstrates a semantic evolution. “States increasingly consider coal over”. For the first time, the text is stimulating “Exit” Fuel, as he speaks “Change” Last year. At 26And United Nations Climate Conference (COP26), November 2021 in Glasgow, Only the nations promised “Less” Of this energy.

However, no date has been set for the end of coal. “But this decision means that in practice, nations must leave by 2030.”, Says Luca Bergamaschi, director of the Italian think tank ECCO. G7 heads of state and government “A formal commitment must be made During their summit at the end of June, the expert calls. At this point, Japan alone does not have an exit plan for this energy, which is highly dependent: it should represent 19% of its electricity composition by 2030.

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