Climate Activists Criticize Lack Of G7 Details On Ending Fossil Fuels

"G-7 leaders vowed Sunday to move away from public financing of coal projects worldwide and to make good on their long-standing commitments to help vulnerable nations bear the rising costs of climate change.

But activists who had hoped for more concrete and ambitious pledges raised a key question: Where are the details?

“This summit feels like a broken record of the same old promises,” John Sauven, executive director of Greenpeace UK, said in a statement. He praised the new commitment to ending overseas investment in coal but added, “without agreeing to end all new fossil fuel projects — something that must be delivered this year if we are to limit dangerous rises in global temperature — this plan falls very short.”"

Brady Dennis reports for the Washington Post June 13, 2021.


"G7 Powers Fail To Agree On Firm Date To Stop Burning Coal." (New York Times)

"Environmentalist Attenborough Tells G7: We Need The Will To Tackle Climate Change" (Reuters)

"G7 Reaffirmed Goals But Failed To Provide Funds Needed To Reach Them, Experts say" (Guardian)

"Expert Views-G7 Climate Commitments Judged Too Weak To Bag COP26 Success" (Thomson Reuters Foundation)

"G7 Pledge Cooperation On Carbon Leakage As EU Border Tariff Looms" (Reuters)

"G7 Summit: How Significant Are Group's Climate Pledges?" (BBC News)

Source: Washington Post, 06/14/2021