The G7 environment and energy ministers have been meeting in Berlin since Wednesday. The final declaration is to be published on Friday. The results are concrete, says Environment Minister Lemke.

According to Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke, the G7 environment and energy ministers reached concrete agreements on the phase-out of coal at their meeting in Berlin.

“There are very specific declarations and agreements for the expansion of renewable energies, but also, for example, for phasing out coal,” said the Green politician on the RTL and ntv program “Frühstart”. The final declaration of the conference will have “a very strong emphasis on climate protection, the protection of biological diversity in nature and also commitment to plastic pollution”.

The G7 environment and energy ministers have been discussing in Berlin since Wednesday, on Friday Lemke and Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) wanted to comment on the results at a press conference with the ministers of Great Britain and Japan. A final declaration should be published in the afternoon.

Germany currently chairs the group of states, which also includes France, Italy, Canada and the USA. The meeting was also attended by representatives from Indonesia, currently chairing the G20 group of the most important industrialized and emerging countries.

According to Lemke, the G7 ministers have also agreed that the World Conservation Conference should take place this year in order to focus more closely on ocean protection.