G7 Report Says Climate Goals are Off the Mark

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G7 climate policy will not reach targets: report

Ahead of the meeting in Turin of the G7 environment and energy ministers, experts say the group's climate protection policy is inadequate and set to fall far short of targets, reported dpa.

According to a report released on Tuesday by the think tank Climate Analytics, members of the Group of Seven (G7) economically strong democracies may achieve just half of the greenhouse gas reduction needed to comply with the 1.5-degree Celsius limit by 2030.

None are on track to meet their existing emission reduction targets for 2030, which are not yet collectively aligned with 1.5 degrees, the authors said.

At the 2015 climate conference in Paris, the global community set itself the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees compared with pre-industrial times.

The background to the decision is the severe effects of global warming, such as increasingly frequent heavy storms, droughts, floods and forest fires.

The authors called on the G7 countries to review their respective targets for 2030 in order to harmonise them with the 1.5-degree limit.

With targets due to be set for 2035, now is the ideal time to make changes, they noted.

"Such a shortfall in ambition does not provide the leadership signal needed from the world's richest countries, making up around 38% of the global economy, and responsible for 21% of total [greehouse gas] emissions in 2021," the report said.

The G7 is an informal forum of the heads of state and government of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The European Union is also represented at the meetings, while Italy currently holds the G7 presidency.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

9 Comments
  1. Emily_Smith says

    It’s disappointing to see that the G7 countries are not on track to meet their emission reduction targets for 2030. Urgent action is needed to align these targets with the 1.5-degree limit and address the severe effects of global warming. The richest countries should lead by example and take significant steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for the sake of our planet.

  2. JenniferSmith84 says

    I completely agree with the report’s findings. It’s disheartening to see that the G7 countries are not on track to meet their emission reduction targets. This lack of ambition is unacceptable given the urgent need to combat climate change. The G7 nations must prioritize aligning their goals with the 1.5-degree limit and take significant action to address the pressing climate crisis.

  3. Emma89 says

    It’s concerning to see that the G7 climate policy is falling short of its targets. The insufficient greenhouse gas reduction efforts highlight the urgent need for stronger action from the world’s wealthiest nations. It’s crucial for the G7 countries to reassess and align their goals with the 1.5-degree limit to effectively combat global warming.

  4. EmilyDavis79 says

    I believe it is crucial for the G7 countries to take more decisive action on climate change. It is disappointing to see that they are falling short of the targets set to combat global warming. The world is counting on them to lead by example and make genuine efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It’s time for them to step up and prioritize the health of our planet for future generations.

  5. Sophia20 says

    As a climate enthusiast, it’s disappointing to see the G7 falling short on their climate goals. Action is needed now to align emission reduction targets with the 1.5-degree limit by 2030. The world is counting on these economically strong democracies to lead by example.

  6. Emily_1985 says

    It’s disappointing to see that the G7 countries are falling short in meeting their climate goals. It’s crucial for these economically strong democracies to step up and take more ambitious action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The impacts of global warming are already evident, and urgent measures need to be taken to limit the rise in temperature. The world is counting on these nations to lead by example and prioritize the well-being of the planet for future generations.

  7. EmilySmith says

    As an environmental activist, I am deeply troubled by the G7’s failure to align with the necessary greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2030. We are running out of time to combat climate change, and it is crucial that these economically strong nations lead by example in meeting the 1.5-degree Celsius limit. The global community’s future depends on their immediate action and commitment to revising their targets.

  8. EmilySmith says

    Do the G7 countries have any plans to increase their efforts to meet the climate goals by 2030? Shouldn’t urgent action be taken considering the severe effects of global warming?

    1. JohnDoe says

      Yes, urgent action must be taken by the G7 countries to increase their efforts to meet the climate goals by 2030. The severe effects of global warming require a strong commitment and immediate steps to align their targets with the 1.5-degree limit. Hopefully, they will review and enhance their goals to make a meaningful impact on combating climate change.

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