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G7 Summit: Sir David Attenborough to tell G7 leaders they face the biggest climate change decisions “in human history” | Politics News

Sir David Attenborough will warn G7 leaders that the decisions they take this decade are “the most important in human history” as he urges them to take action on climate change.

The 95-year-old environmentalist will address the leaders of the world’s major democracies at their Mountain peak at Carbis Bay on Sunday.

During their last day of talks, Sir David will call on them to take action to secure the future of the planet which he says could be “on the brink of destabilization”.

David Attenborough attends a conference on the COP26 UN Climate Summit, in London
Sir David to address G7 leaders on final day of their summit

It comes after various climate groups staged protests across Cornwall to pressure G7 leaders on environmental issues this weekend.

In their conclusions at this weekend’s summit, G7 leaders are expected to commit to cutting their emissions by almost half by 2030 compared to 2010.

It will also include pledges to end almost all direct government support for fossil fuels and phase out gasoline and diesel cars.

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Red arrows fly over Cornwall for G7 summit

And the G7 should also pledge to increase its contributions to international climate finance to $ 100 billion (£ 70 billion) per year to help developing countries cope with the impact of climate change and support sustainable growth.

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Before his address to world leaders, Sir David said: “Today’s natural world is greatly diminished. It’s undeniable.

“Our climate is warming rapidly. There is no doubt about it. Our societies and nations are unequal and it is sadly evident.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and South President -Korean Moon Jae-in attend a working session at the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Great Britain, June 12, 2021. Leon Neal / Pool via REUTERS
On Sunday, the leaders of the G7 will be joined again by the invited countries of Australia, South Korea, South Africa and India.

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