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Updated Jun 1, 2022

G7 pledge to decarbonise electricity sectors by 2035

For the first time, the G7 have announced a goal to predominantly decarbonise electricity supply by 2035.

Climate protection, energy and environment ministers of the G7 nations, which includes Japan for the first time, have met in Berlin to also commit to the phase out of coal and an end of direct international public financing of fossil fuels by the end of 2022.

Vice-Chancellor of Germany and Federal Economics and Climate Protection Minister Robert Habeck, commented: "We are tackling the global crises together. Even in these difficult times, the G7 is staying the course and sending a strong signal for more climate protection. For the first time, the G7 have committed themselves to the goal of a predominantly decarbonised electricity supply by 2035. They are also committed to ending their power generation from coal for the first time. This is enormous progress and these are more important than ever these days and against the background of Russia’s cruel war of aggression against Ukraine."

The 48th G7 summit will take place in Berlin from Sunday 26th June to Tuesday 28th June.