President Gabriel Boric along with six other heads of state sent a letter to the G7 -whose leaders are currently meeting in Hiroshima, western Japan- in which they request that they support measures to combat climate change.
The Group of Seven brought together the leaders of Japan, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Italy in Hiroshima, the first city to be bombed with a nuclear weapon on August 6, 1945. The appointment It will be held between May 19 and 21 and aims to send a message for peace and against nuclear weapons in the context of the war in Ukraine.
In this context, the Prime Ministers of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte; from New Zealand, Chris Hipkins; from Saint Lucia, Philip J. Pierre; from Vanuatu, Alatoi Ishmael Kalsakau Mau’koro; and the presidents of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, David Kabua; and from the Republic of Palau, Surangel Whipps Jr, as well as Gabriel Boric, sent a letter to the G7.
The document calls for accelerating the necessary actions to face climate change, limiting the increase in temperature to 1.5° Celsius, in line with what is established in the Paris Agreement, and reaching a maximum of gas emissions greenhouse gases by 2025 and reduce them by 43% by 2030, so it is essential to put an end to the era of fossil fuels, gradually eliminating them.
We all need to do our part to set bigger goals and meet them. And we cannot do it without the leadership of the world’s largest economies and largest emitters, the letter said, adding that we look forward to working with you in 2023 and throughout this critical decade to chart the path to a sustainable, secure and sustainable future. habitable for all. There is no time to waste.
We ask you to take the initiative and work with us to agree this at COP28. And we urge you, as G7 leaders, to accelerate your efforts to reach net-zero emissions well before 2050, and to plan for net-negative economies, the heads of state said.
Finally, the support of this group was requested to implement the financing mechanisms for losses and damages. Likewise, that they push the concretion of the commitments of new funds that support the adaptation.