Comment on outcome of G7 leaders’ summit

Leaders were meeting at the G7 Hiroshima Summit in Japan.

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By George Smeeton

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Commenting on the G7 Hiroshima Leaders' Communiqué at the G7 Hiroshima Summit [1], Gareth Redmond-King, Head of International Programme at the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) said: “G7 leaders have recognised the value of scaling up overseas development assistance to poorer countries in a world of worsening climate impacts that respect no borders.

“They specifically acknowledge the aim for overseas development assistance to be 0.7% of GDP - a reminder that the UK achieved that level a few years ago, only to cut it back since.

“Given we import half our food from overseas, nearly half of which we cannot grow here, scaling that financial assistance back up for countries to help them adapt to, and recover from climate impacts, is in our direct interest - protecting our food supplies, as well as those of people whose livelihoods rely on producing it.”


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  1. G7 Hiroshima Leaders’ Communiqué:

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