End of fossil fuel use on horizon

Finally the G7 world leaders are waking up to what needs to be done

(From 13 June) This past week, the Group of Seven (G7) world leaders met in Germany for the group’s 41st annual summit.

Needless to say, much was discussed, from the threat of international terrorism to the stability of national economies and, of course, climate change.

G7 leaders in Krun, Germany (Image: White House/P. Souza)

G7 leaders in Krun, Germany (Image: White House/P. Souza)

In relation to that final point, the leaders made an ambitious declaration.

The group’s members will use their collective influence to try to stop fossil-fuel consumption by the end of this century.

A goal of reducing consumption by 40 to 70 percent from 2010 levels by 2050, and eliminating it completely by 2100, was set in the summit declaration.

The G7 comprises the world’s seven largest economies–including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the U.S., and U.K.–as well as representatives from the European Council, EU Commission, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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