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G-7 ministers and the climate fight: 8 important documents from last weekend

Last weekend, 15 & 16 April in in Sapporo Japan, the group of seven richest nations of the World (G7) was brought together for their annual meeting. Environment, climate change, renewable energy and phase-out of fossil fuels was high on the agenda.

Besides the main communiqué, some other interesting and extremly relevant annexes (in pdf):

  1. Terms of Reference for the G7-Alliance on Nature Positive Economies. And two pillars: 1) Sharing Information on Business Opportunities, and 2) Enhancing Information Disclosure

  2. Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency Principles (CEREP). And six principles: 1) Leadership for Corporate-wide Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency Strategies, 2) Integration of Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency Approaches with Climate, Biodiversity, and Pollution Reduction Strategies and Actions, 3) Identification of Risks and Opportunities, 4) Transition to Circular and Resource Efficient Businesses, 5) Enhancement of Monitoring and Reporting, and 6) Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships and Engagement

  3. Principles of High Integrity Carbon Markets. Split in three: 1) Supply-side Integrity, 2) Demand-side Integrity, and 3) Market Integrity

  4. G7 Inventory on Climate Disaster Risk Reduction, Response and Recovery. Specifying 1) Background, 2) Purpose of the Inventory, and 3) Contents

  5. G7 Roundtable on Subnational Climate Actions. With a reference table outlining national policies and programmes from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, European Union, United Kingdom and United States

  6. Conclusions regarding the Industrial Decarbonization Agenda. Detailing two parts: a) Data-based industrial decarbonisation (steel / iron and cement sectors), and b) Appropriate evaluation of avoided emissions towards net zero society (value chains, Scopes 1-3 emissions). Agenda to be "inclusive", i.e. not designed to exclude small medium enterprises (SMEs) or start-ups

  7. Five-Point Plan for Critical Minerals Security (G7+ Australia): 1) Forecast Long-term Supply and Demand, 2) Develop Resources and Supply Chains Responsibly, 3) Recycle More and Share Capabilities, 4) Save with Innovations, and 5) Prepare for Supply Disruptions

Do not miss the details.

If you click at the image below you can download all these documents, including "G7 Climate, Energy and Environment Ministers’ Communiqué". Scroll down to "Outcome Documents".


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