Back to Meeting & Groups

Climate & Environment Ministers

The Climate and Environment Track, jointly led by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, focuses on six policy priorities: 

  • a net zero G7 by 2050 at the latest
  • supporting the transition to a low carbon economy
  • resetting our relationship with nature
  • driving action to halt and reverse biodiversity loss
  • ocean action
  • tackling illicit threats to nature

Ministers convened virtually for the G7 Climate and Environment Ministerial on 20 and 21 May 2021.

2021 is a crucial year to accelerate the international agenda on climate and environment, with the UK-hosted UN climate change conference COP26, and CBD COP15. The G7 is uniquely placed to build political momentum ahead of these events through ambitious action on the interdependent crises of climate change and biodiversity decline. As advanced economies we can demonstrate early leadership on net zero and protecting and enhancing nature, using the G7 to help pave a sustainable future for our people and planet.

Read the G7 Climate and Environment Ministers' Communique.