British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron during the G7 summit. Photo: Leon Neal / Reuters
Josh Wingrove and Alberto Nardelli
The group of seven nations has pulled back on plans to set a target to ensure that most new cars sold are greener vehicles and instead promised just efforts to move away from internal combustion engines.
In yesterday’s final communiqué, the block contained a section on cars that was far more modest than previous versions that were discussed.
It promised more for the electrification of the However, the transport sector did not set any firm target dates.
“We recognize that this will require a drastic acceleration of the global decarbonization of the road transport sector in the 2020s and beyond,” wrote the heads of state and government.
“We are committed to accelerating the transition from new sales of diesel and gasoline vehicles to acceptance of zero-emission vehicles. ”
The language is an obvious compromise between nations, some of which are major automakers. Earlier drafts of the communiqué suggested that the G7 “strive” to ensure that the bulk of all new car sales “by 2030 or sooner” would not run on gasoline or diesel.
The communique reiterated the promise to the rich Countries to release $ 100 billion annually to support developing countries’ efforts to cope with climate change. The G7 members will all increase their dues but did not reveal how much.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was not “easy” to get to $ 100 billion a year, but he did be confident that the goal will be achieved.
“While the heads of state and government of the G7 made their overdue promise of 100 billion secret service unit.
The heads of state and government of the G7 also promised at least next year Delivering an additional billion doses of vaccine as the most dramatic element of the bloc’s efforts to help end the global Covid-19 pandemic.
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