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G7 environment ministers meet to discuss climate crisis

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Environment ministers of the G7 nations met in France Sunday, a day ahead of the release of what is expected to be another alarming report on the state of the planet.

Ministers from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States gathered for the two-day meeting in the northeastern city of Metz.

They were due to discuss measures to tackle deforestation, plastic pollution and the degradation of coral reefs and try to form alliances between nations to act on them.

Joining the ministers were delegations from the European Union as well as Chile, Egypt, the Fiji Islands, Gabon, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Niger and Norway.

"We need to come out of this G7… with some very concrete things that go beyond speeches," said France's junior minister for ecological transition, Brune Poirson, as the meeting opened.

On Monday, the U.N. will publish an executive summary of a 1,800-page tome crafted by more than 400 experts — the first U.N. global assessment of the natural world in 15 years.

Drafts of both documents obtained by AFP leave no doubt that it will paint a disturbing picture of widespread destruction wrought by man, some of it irreparable.

"We will agree on the best ways to enhance the place of biodiversity on the international stage…," said France's Minister for Ecological Transition, Francois de Rugy.Read More

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G7 environment ministers meet to discuss climate crisis

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Environment ministers of the G7 nations met in France Sunday, a day ahead of the release of what is expected to be another alarming report on the state of the planet.

Ministers from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States gathered for the two-day meeting in the northeastern city of Metz.

They were due to discuss measures to tackle deforestation, plastic pollution and the degradation of coral reefs and try to form alliances between nations to act on them.

Joining the ministers were delegations from the European Union as well as Chile, Egypt, the Fiji Islands, Gabon, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Niger and Norway.

"We need to come out of this G7… with some very concrete things that go beyond speeches," said France's junior minister for ecological transition, Brune Poirson, as the meeting opened.

On Monday, the U.N. will publish an executive summary of a 1,800-page tome crafted by more than 400 experts — the first U.N. global assessment of the natural world in 15 years.

Drafts of both documents obtained by AFP leave no doubt that it will paint a disturbing picture of widespread destruction wrought by man, some of it irreparable.

"We will agree on the best ways to enhance the place of biodiversity on the international stage…," said France's Minister for Ecological Transition, Francois de Rugy.Read More

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