G7 Ministerial Meeting reaffirms commitment to achieving the goal of neutralizing carbon emissions


G7 Ministerial Meeting reaffirms commitment to achieving the goal of neutralizing carbon emissions

G7 environment ministers are participating in an online conference with a focus on affirming their commitment to achieving the goal of neutralizing greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

The video conference is hosted by the UK and takes place ahead of the G7 Summit scheduled for next month.

This conference is also to prepare for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) to take place in November in the UK – an event that is expected to create more impetus to achieve the goals set out in the Agreement. Paris Agreement on climate change

At discussions within the framework of the G7 ministerial meeting, Japan’s Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi presented a summary of Tokyo’s new target, according to which by fiscal 2030, to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 46% by fiscal 2030. compared to the level recorded in fiscal 2013.

Speaking to the press, Minister Koizumi affirmed that, together with G7 member countries, Japan has set ambitious goals to create an important impetus for the international community, including emitters. world leader but not in the G7 group, achieving the goal of neutralizing carbon emissions.

In addition, the conference also discussed many topics such as the degradation of the natural and marine environment as well as the loss of biodiversity. At the conference, Britain proposed that G7 countries eliminate coal-fired power generation projects.

The G7 includes the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the US.