The G7 commits to decarbonization during “the first half of the 2030s”

Rome — The Energy and Environment Ministers of the G7, the group of the seven richest democracies in the world, meeting since Sunday in the Italian city of Turin (north), have committed to phasing out coal-fired power generation during “the first half of the 2030s”that is, before 2035, and to continue the progressive elimination of energy dependence on Russia.

In the final document, published this Tuesday, the Environment Ministers of Japan, the United States, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy are committed to “reducing as much as possible the use of coal-fired power plants in energy systems to a level that keeps the 2.7°F limit within reach.” temperature rise”.

On the front of cooperation with other countries, the declaration highlights that there is a commitment “to promote the stopping as soon as possible of the approval of new coal power plants around the world.”

Besides, The G7 is committed to supporting the use of nuclear fusion energy and “is committed to promoting international collaborations to accelerate the development of fusion pilot plants and encourage increased private investment and public engagement to solve research challenges and develop international supply chains and workforce.”