G7 needs to help emerging countries in reducing emissions: Japan's economy and trade minister

G7 needs to help emerging countries in reducing emissions: Japan
# 15 April 2023 11:19 (UTC +04:00)

Members of the Group of Seven rich nations must act to help emerging countries reduce emissions, including the financing of decarbonisation in "hard-to-abate" industries, Japan's economy and trade minister said on Saturday, APA reports citing Reuters.

Ministers from the G7 are meeting for climate and energy talks in the Japan's northern city of Sapporo on Saturday and Sunday, as part of Japan's G7 presidency this year.

"We, the G7, need to not only reduce our own emissions, but also take concrete actions to achieve emission reductions globally," Economy and Trade Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said in opening remarks for the environment and energy meeting, adding that this included countries in the "Global South".

Nishimura said ministers would like to discuss ways of financing the reduction of carbon in industries such as chemicals, shipping and steel.

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