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G8 Summit admits "grave concern" over slow progress of climate change action

The communique also acknowledges that climate change is "a contributing factor in increased economic and security risks globally" and commits the G8 to considering how to better respond to growing climate-related risks.

19th June 2013

Leaders at the G8 Summit have reiterated their commitment to delivering bold action to tackle climate change, acknowledging they have "grave concern" about the failure to deliver sufficiently deep emission cuts and the economic and security risks that result from climate impacts.


The communique released at the close of the summit at Lough Erne in Northern Ireland includes a series of commitments on climate change designed to underline the G8's support for global efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions, including the long-running UN-backed negotiations that are scheduled to deliver a new international climate change treaty in 2015. MORE...

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