G7 meeting on environment to start in France today

G7 meeting on environment to start in France today

Agency News

Paris, May 5 : The Group of Seven (G7) two-day ministerial meeting will start in the French northeastern city of Metz on Sunday and will be devoted to the most pressing issues of environment.

The meeting will revolve around four priorities, the first one dubbed Inequality and an inclusive ecological transition, during which the goals of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as gender equality will be discussed.
"Scientific warnings and international action on biodiversity and the climate," is a second priority of the gathering. G7 seeks to put the scientific expertise on biodiversity erosion to the center of public attention.The relevant ministers and representatives of civil societies will also try to achieve concrete commitments tackling biodiversity loss.

The fourth priority on the agenda of the meeting is financing the preservation of biodiversity. The attendees will lay ground to seek financial support for these issues, including through studies carried out by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
G7 includes major advanced economies, namely the United States, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Canada. (UNI)