The Federal Minister for the Environment and Consumer Protection, Steffi Lemke, and the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection, Robert Habeck, will jointly host and lead the work process of the G7 ministers of the environment, climate and energy until 31 December 2022.
Here, the G7 environment, climate and energy ministers will discuss current issues in the areas of climate, energy and the environment.
Germany is pursuing the following work priorities under the so-called “G7 Climate and Environment Track”:
- Accelerating the global phase-out of coal
- Forced decarbonisation of sectors
- Systemic change towards environmental sustainability in all areas of life
- Combating species extinction
- Initiatives to protect the oceans
In addition to these, the ministers of the environment, climate and energy will also continue to pursue items from the previous G7 agenda. These include the sustainable use of resources, adapting to the impact of the climate crisis and environmentally sustainable supply chains.
Since the climate and biodiversity crises are closely interlinked and require coordinated solutions, Minister Lemke and Minister Habeck have agreed to hold joint meetings of the environment, climate and energy ministers.
These took place in Berlin from 25 to 27 May 2022.