German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced, on Monday, that the G7 industrialized countries have decided to establish an “International Climate Club” to confront global warming.
This came at a press conference of the German Chancellor in the capital, Berlin, following a virtual meeting of the G7 leaders.
Scholz explained that the group decided to establish an international climate club, noting that the club “is not intended to be an initiative of the group, but rather it should be a global project.”
The German chancellor called on “interested and ambitious climate policy” countries to join the club, adding that “together they can shape the concept and structure of the club in the coming months.”
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“This is not an exclusive club,” Schultz said. “It is meant to be open to as many countries as possible, so that together we can accomplish this great mission.”
“We must protect the environment and our planet for future generations,” added the German chancellor.
Scholz noted that the Group of Seven has asked the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency to host a “temporary” secretariat for the club.