The UN General-Secretary Guterres said he was concerned that the richest nations have pumped billions of dollars more into fossil fuels than clean energy since the pandemic, despite their promises of a green recovery. He warned that, "It’s now clear we are coming to a point of no return."
If the G-7 meeting is any indication of what we can expect at COP-26 later this year, we are all in for a tragic disappointment.
Oxfam’s head of inequality policy, Max Lawson, said:
“Never in the history of the G7 has there been a bigger gap between their actions and the needs of the world. We don’t need to wait for history to judge this summit a colossal failure, it is plain for all to see.”
Greenpeace UK’s executive director, John Sauven, said:
“Despite the green soundbites, Boris Johnson has simply reheated old promises and peppered his plan with hypocrisy, rather than taking real action to tackle the climate and nature emergency.”