G7 leaders agree to move away from fossil fuels

The G7 leading industrial nations have agreed to cut greenhouse gases by phasing out the use of fossil fuels by the end of the century, in a move hailed as historic by some environmental campaigners.

In a 17-page communique issued after the G7 summit in Germany, the G7 leaders agreed to back the recommendations of the IPCC, the United Nations’ climate change panel, to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions at the upper end of a range of 40% to 70% by 2050, using 2010 as the baseline.
The Guardian

However, critics say it is a mystery how the plan is supposed to work, particularly in light of a worldwide coal boom.

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