12 June 2015, Male'; As the UN climate negotiations in Bonn entered their second week - one of the last sessions before the final push toward a new global agreement on climate change due to be signed in Paris - G7 leaders injected renewable energy into the process by reminding the world that the global economy must be decarbonised this century if we are to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
"Their communique is yet another signal that the international community is serious about solving this problem before it is too late", said H.E. Dunya Maumoon, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives. The G7 countries have emphasised that deep cuts of global greenhouse gas emissions are needed with a decarbonisation of the global economy over the course of this century, to hold global temperature below 2 degrees Celsius. countries. "G7, especially as many of the biggest historic emitters, should bring the world over the finish line by leading us to a fair, ambitious, and legally binding outcome at the end of the year", she further said.
The Maldives welcomed the G7's urgency and, like so many other developing countries, stands ready to move fast and far on renewables. The Maldives, like other developing countries, need finance and technology to do so. "We look forward to working with the G7 and all of our partners in the days and weeks to come to make COP 21 the planet-saving agreement it must be", concluded Minister Dunya.