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‘Commitment by G7 countries to eliminate coal by 2035 with exceptions for Japan’

by Dubaiforum

The Environment and Energy Security Minister of Italy, Gilberto Pichetto Fratin, addressed the G7 Climate, Energy, and Environment conference in Turin, Italy, on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. During the meeting, the G7 ministers committed to phasing out coal power by 2035, a significant move towards limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. This commitment aligns with efforts to reduce emissions and combat climate change.

The decision to phase out coal power by 2035 was seen as a crucial step in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, with coal being identified as a major contributor to climate change. The G7 ministers aim to accelerate the phase-down of unabated coal power, signaling a shift towards cleaner and more sustainable energy sources.

While the commitment was praised by environmental advocates, some criticized it for not being ambitious enough. Campaigners urged G7 nations to decarbonize their power sectors by 2035, aligning with recommendations from leading climate organizations. Japan, the only G7 country without a coal phase-out date, was singled out for pressure to commit to a timeline for phasing out coal power.

Overall, the G7 ministers were called upon to set an example in the fight against climate change and prioritize urgent action to address the pressing issues at hand. It is crucial for these major economies to lead the way in transitioning to clean energy sources and reducing reliance on fossil fuels for a more sustainable future.

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