The Commitment of the G7 Summit is considered not to meet expectations
UMMATIMES - Although the commitments and promises of the G7 countries to end the use of fossil fuels are welcome, they are seen as failing to take the necessary actions to deal with climate change in general.
"Climate action is welcome but climate commitments remain very disappointing, far from what we need," Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, head of the World Wide Fund for Nature's global climate and energy practice, told Anadolu Agency, referring to the recent G7 summit. held in Cornwall, England.
“We hope that in November, the G7 members will step up their efforts. We need politicians who focus on solving climate challenges,” continued Vidal, who served as Peru's environment minister from 2011-2016.
He reminded the G7 countries' commitment to coal, in particular actions to end the exploration and mining of all fossil fuels, taking into account the countries and peoples most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
Vidal stressed the need to review specific plans for using public finances to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy and nature-based solutions.
He also urged world leaders to establish a “Global Commission on Economy and Nature” and hoped that the G7 would scrap all fossil fuel subsidies earlier than its 2025 target.
“Ultimately, we are talking about the richest countries shaping our future. They must align all public finances for a more reverse climate and nature and regulate the flow of private finance in the same direction," he concluded.