Environment Ministers agree to make efforts to reduce vehicle emissions

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The meeting of G7 (Group of seven) energy and environment ministers ended on 16th April at Sapporo city in Japan.

An overview of the news

  • The major focus in the meeting is on reducing the carbon footprint of automobiles.

  • The G-7 summit will be hosted by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Hiroshima in May 2023.

Joint Statement of the Meeting

  • The ministers agreed to make efforts to reduce vehicle emissions.

  • Agreement to halve carbon dioxide levels recorded in 2000 by 2035.

  • A major focus was placed on how to reduce the carbon footprint of automobiles.

  • Each country will check its progress every year to meet the target.

  • The agreement called on countries to help reduce emissions across a wide range of vehicles.

  • A new target was also set to prevent ocean pollution by plastic waste by 2040.

About G7

  • The G7 is a group of seven major industrialized countries, including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

  • The G7 holds annual meetings to discuss various global issues, but these meetings are usually held in different locations each year.

  • The 48th G7 summit was hosted by Germany in 2022.

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