G7 meeting: the biggest industrial powers get together for climate

Gathered for two days in Elmau, in the south of Germany, from the 7th to the 8th of June, the seven industrial powers from the G7 have reaffirmed their will to achieve a climate agreement, during the COP21 which will take place in Paris from the 30th of November to the 11th of December 2015.

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An extra step toward the COP21

The G7, organization joining together seven countries among the richest in the world (Germany, Canada, United-States, France, Great-Britain, Italy and Japan), has reaffirmed in the presence of some representatives of the European Union its will to sign an efficient agreement during the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) which will unfold in Paris at the end of this year. The seven countries have thus begun to take their responsibilities in order to achieve the COP21’s aim: limiting global warming to +2°C compared to the preindustrial era.

To do so, the G7 leaders have pronounced themselves in favor of a global goal of reduction of the greenhouse gas from 40% to 70% from now until 2050. They have also committed to use less charcoal and oil in favor of sustainable energies.

Read the declarationpublished by the heads of state at the occasion of the G7 summit.

Dernière modification : 12/10/2016

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