Germany hosted G7 Summit from June 26 to 28 2022 to keep advancing climate actions despite “horrific” war in Ukraine. Jennifer Morgan who is German government’s special envoy for international climate action or approximately equal to John Kerry, the Biden administration’s chief climate diplomat said: ‘despite of climate issues, Germany wants to strengthen the response to people on brink of starvation who is for the past two years reaching estimated number 323 million, many of them are women and children’
In summary G7′ decisions are as follow:
- Mobilization of pledge $600 billion in public and private funds for Just Energy Transition Partnerships to help India, Indonesia and other low-income countries leave coal behind in favor of renewable energy and energy efficiency to enable reaching the 2035 goal of “climate neutral”.
- Limiting temperature rise to 1.5 C, according to the UN’s International Panel on Climate Change and the International Energy Agency.
- Allocation of $4.5 billion to help starving people.
For comprehensive understanding of The G7’s decisions; information is available at summit’s final communiqué
Original coverage After the G7 summit, Germany’s climate envoy says rich countries are still falling short by Mark Hertsgaard as published at The Nation https://www.thenation.com/article/environment/climate-g7-jennifer-morgan-germany/
This article is part of Covering Climate Now’s Food & Water joint coverage week where Tisande is a member.