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The G7 wants to get rid of coal

The G7 wants to get rid of coal

The leading Western industrialized countries (G7) want to fight for more effective climate protection around the world. They themselves are committed to phasing out coal power generation in the first half of the 2030s, as stated in the final statement of the G7 ministerial meeting in Italy.

They also want to help triple global renewable energy generation capacity by 2030. Methane emissions, which are particularly harmful to the climate, are set to fall dramatically around the world. They want to address the global water crisis through the G7 Water Alliance.

G7 ministers responsible for climate, energy and the environment met yesterday and today at the Venaria Reale Palace on the outskirts of Turin.

G7: “We are deeply concerned”

In its final declaration, the G7 also addressed the 1.5 degree target set in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, under which global warming should be limited to a maximum of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. This is considered difficult to achieve. The G7 said it was “deeply concerned” that there was a large gap between necessary and actual reductions in emissions.

The G7 gives each country the freedom to decide on the controversial topic of nuclear energy. The G7 wants to use the Water Alliance to address the global water crisis, which is being exacerbated by climate change. The G7 also supports United Nations efforts to reach a global agreement against plastic waste.

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