After a three-day summit, the leaders of the G7 countries agreed on 13 June to back the “Nature Compact” to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and reverse biodiversity loss. With the adoption of this compact, the G7 countries – Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States – recognise the need to transition from carbon energy to more sustainable solutions and to commit to taking global actions on climate change. The G7 governments will tackle deforestation and will strive for a greener supply chain.
As stated in the G7 official communique, developed countries will jointly raise their contributions $100 billion per year to reach this ambitious carbon neutrality goal and to support poorer countries. Furthermore, the G7 countries will work alongside other political leaders and stakeholders to enhance climate actions in the various upcoming summits (i.e., COP 26, UN Environment Assembly, etc.).
The G7 2030 Nature Compact is available here.
EuChemS and the Carbon Element
The European Chemical Society (EuChemS) recently hosted the webinar ‘The Carbon Element – Key towards a sustainable society’, which presented the opportunity to discuss decarbonization, the carbon cycle, fossil fuel reserves and carbon sequestration and utilization in the energy and chemical sector.
If you wish to discover more about this online scientific workshop, we invite you to have a look at the recordings on the EuChemS YouTube channel.