WWF statement on G7 meeting

Posted on 27 May 2016

WWF statement on the conclusion of the G7 meeting in Japan
At the conclusion of the G7 meeting in Japan today, WWF issued the following statement: 
"The G7 countries, all of whom have signed the new global climate deal agreed last year, have lost an opportunity to show global leadership on climate issues by not sending a clear signal about decarbonisation. Just repeating the commitments they made in Paris is not enough. Several of the G7 countries - including Japan - are still funding coal plants abroad. This clearly goes against their Paris commitment to try to keep warming below 1.50C. We call on the G7 members to immediately end finance for coal plants and phase out support for other fossil fuels." – Samantha Smith, leader of WWF’s Global Climate and Energy Initiative