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The G7 wants to phase out fossil fuels in the next 10 years

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun14,2024

G7 wants to abandon fossil fuels in the next 10 years

G7 leaders have pledged to accelerate the phase-out of fossil fuels during this decade. A corresponding statement is due to be released at the end of the summit in Italy.

Abandoning fossil fuels

Other climate commitments in the draft include a promise to “phase out existing coal-fired power generation in our energy systems during the first half of the 2030s”.

On June 13, the 50th summit of the G7 countries began in the Italian city of Borgo Egnatia in southern Puglia.

We will phase out fossil fuels in energy systems in a fair, orderly and equitable manner, accelerating action in this critical decade to achieve zero emissions by 2050, based on the best available science, – the statement says.

What was discussed at the summit

The meeting will include six working sessions on a number of issues:

  • Africa, climate change and development;
  • current situation in the Middle East;
  • Russian aggression against Ukraine;
  • migration;
  • economic security;
  • artificial intelligence and energy.

Interesting!  Last December, participants from almost 200 countries attended the UN Climate Summit in Dubai agreed on the transition from fossil fuels to other types of energy.

The agreement is aimed at combating the main drivers of greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. It also envisages tripling the capacities of renewable energy sources by 2050.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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